Taught course

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Institution
University of Northampton · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally have a first class or upper second class (2:1) honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK institution or the CNAA or equivalent. Applicants who have a lower second class (2:2) degree or practitioner qualification at diploma level and can demonstrate an ability to work at masters level will also be considered. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is mandatory. Candidates need a high level of competence in both spoken and written English (TOEFL/IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band).

Months of entry

October

Course content

This multidisciplinary course aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge and understanding in the area of child and adolescent mental health. It is designed for practitioners from health, social or voluntary services who work in some capacity with children and young people with mental health problems at first or second tiers of service provision.

Graduates of psychology and other cognate disciplines, social and behavioural sciences, education and related fields would also benefit from this programme. Some voluntary or professional experience of work with children and adolescents is desirable, but not essential.

he course explores child and adolescent mental health problems. Students will develop their understanding of child development and mental health difficulties in children and adolescents and will consider the implications of theory and research work with children and young people. The course is taught by a multidisciplinary team, to ensure students engage with a diverse range of perspectives. Child and adolescent mental health is understood in its developmental and social context and the course explores both theoretical and practice related issues. Research skills are also developed through a taught module and dissertation.

Modules are taught by practitioners and academics from psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatric nursing, law and psychiatry and as such engages with a diverse range of perspectives. Children and adolescents' mental health is understood in its developmental and social context and the course explores both theoretical and practice related issues.

Research skills are also developed through a taught module and dissertation.

Students of Child and Adolescent Mental Health can graduate with either a Postgraduate Diploma or an MSc.

Students completing an MSc will undertake an individual research project and submit a thesis. This is not required for the postgraduate diploma.

Course modules (16/17):

Understanding Mental Health in Children and Young People - Core module Y

Core Skills for Working with Children and Young People - Core module Y

Working with Schools and Communities - Core module Y

Therapeutic Interventions with Children, Young People and Families - Core module Y

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods - Core module Y

Dissertation & Research Methods – Core module Y

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
Study@northampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1604 735500
Fax
+44 (0) 1604 713029