Clinical Psychology

MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches (Online Learning)

This part time online programme has been designed for professionals and recent graduates who wish to study child and adolescent mental health practice through the lens of developmental psychology and psychopathology without the need to attend campus based teaching. In addition to the online courses, students on the OL programme are able to attend a limited number of our campus-based courses, subject to visa restrictions (if applicable). (Note: This programme was formerly known as MSc in Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice (online learning).

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Start date September
Programme director Dr Laura Cariola
Closing date for applications

Information on application deadlines can be found on the Degree Finder

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Video: MSc CYPPA
Video of the MSc CYPPA programme

Why choose this programme?

The programme has many unique features, including being offered part-time, fully online, and drawing on the knowledge and clinical experience of a world-class department of clinical and health psychology.

Who is this programme for?

The programme has been designed with professionals and recent graduates in mind, with the core elements of the programme including both conceptual and applied courses.

Programme structure and content

The programme has various qualification routes available, including Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters

Meet our staff

The programme team have extensive expertise in children and young people’s mental health and well-being research and clinical practice.

Teaching and facilities

The learning and teaching approaches used on the programme will take special care of the different interactions that occur in an online environment.

Learning outcomes and careers

The programme has been designed to enhance the career development of a range of professions by improving awareness and application of psychological theory to clinical practice and by broadening the theoretical base from which professions practice.

How to apply

Application criteria for the MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches (Online Learning)

Fees & funding

This programme is part-time intermittent study over 2 - 6 years and is "invoiced at course level". This means that students only pay fees each time a course is registered on their student record. We also offer a 2-year part-time fixed study option which is eligible for Student Finance England’s Postgraduate Loan (PGL). Fees for this programme are fixed per academic year, not per course.

Common Q&As

A list of commonly asked questions and answers for those questions.

Meet our staff

You can find more information about our staff by following the links to their webpages.

We also offer our online programme as a full-time campus-based programme.