Taught course

Low-Intensity Psychological Interventions for Children and Young People

University of Sussex · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers modular professional training, providing successful graduates with all the requirements to carry out a range of discrete evidence-based interventions with children and young people (CYP). This course does not require prior learning or experience in the field of mental health and is therefore open to those with no prior knowledge in this area. This allows those who would have otherwise been excluded from this form of training to have access to a career
within CYP’s mental-health services.

Clinical placements are provided as part of this training, allowing you access to – and experience of – working within public-sector mental-health services. On qualification, jobs may become available within these services.

The course is offered in partnership between the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex and the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together a top-rated academic institution with a world-leading research profile in applied psychology and an NHS Trust that is a Teaching Trust of Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).


Our taught modules are assessed by a variety of methods including essays, clinical activity reports, clinical commentary, and portfolios.

Applications deadline

Note that the deadline for applying is 31 May 2016.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

This course runs as a sequential modularised structure designed to build knowledge and skills from theory to practice. Subjects covered include developmental theories • psychopathology • healthcare legislation • therapeutic interaction and relationship • assessment and formulation • specific CBT-informed interventions
• supervised practice.

Information for international students

For international entry requirements please see: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/1672/33406#qualifications

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 876638