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This unique programme offers advanced study in psychological theories of child and adolescent mental health, and their application to work with children, young people and families.
The programme is suitable for graduates of psychology or cognate disciplines, and those with experience of working with children and young people in clinical, social work or educational settings.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, and substantial current or recent work experience with children and young people in mental health settings, including statutory and voluntary organisations.
Your suitability will be established through your application and a reference, and you may be asked to attend an interview. A reference evidencing applied experience is required for all applications. Where acceptable evidence of academic achievement is not provided, an academic reference may also be sought.
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If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. We may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.
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The programme explores the theoretical, conceptual and evidence base for psychological practice with children and young people while fostering a critical and reflective approach to their clinical application.
You will study the core elements of teaching and learning on the theoretical, conceptual and evidence base for psychological practice whilst fostering a critical and reflective approach to the clinical application of these.
Teaching is delivered in a variety of engaging and interactive formats, including lectures, seminars, clinical workshops and tutor-led online learning environments.
The programme also offers high-quality CPD opportunities. Full-time MSc students take one core course and two option courses each semester. Part-time students choose one or two courses each semester.
These compulsory courses form the core part of the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma:
You can choose three optional courses to complete a MSc or a PgDip, and two courses to complete a PgCert:
The programme will enable you to:
This programme will facilitate career progression for those working in child and adolescent mental health and supports entry into a range of related professions. The transferable skills you gain, e.g. teamworking, communication and research, will add value to your employability.
This article was published on Aug 27, 2014