Clinical Psychology

How to apply

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

Entrance requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international or professional equivalent, and substantial current or recent work experience with children and young people in mental health settings, including statutory and voluntary organisations. Where a relevant professional UK qualification is presented, the degree requirement may be waived. Please contact us to check whether your professional qualifications and experience will be considered by emailing

A reference evidencing applied experience is required for all applications.

IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module) TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)

PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections) CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)


Relevant Work Experience

Students on this course bring a variety of professional experiences of working with children and adolescents in a mental health, or closely related, settings. Examples of this include:

  1. clinical experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) or paediatric settings.
  2. social work and related professional experience.
  3. teaching and/or childcare experience.
  4. experience working in the public, private or voluntary sectors with children and young people.

On your application please provide information about your work experiences with children, young people and families.

Please note:

If you have completed postgraduate study in a related area elsewhere, you may be able use your credits towards a programme of study here. Applications for Accreditation of Prior Learning are dealt with on an individual basis once an offer of a place has been accepted. We can give you an informal indication if you provide the details of where, when and for what you were awarded the credits.


Apply Now

Applications for entry in September 2021 are now open.

Closing date for applications is 30th June 2021.

Apply now using the online degree finder