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Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 26/05/2020

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc is a multidisciplinary course which will develop your understanding of child development and mental health difficulties experienced by children and adolescents.

This course is taught by practitioners and academics from various backgrounds, including but not limited to: mental health, education, counselling, therapeutic work, speech and language, offering a diverse range of perspectives.

Postgraduate Event

Course

Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary course.
  • Choose either PG diploma or full MSc.
  • Opportunities for additional training/experience (e.g. Mental Health First Aid, Trauma in Schools, research projects with staff etc).

Additional

Information

Careers

The content of the programme is eclectic to reflect the diverse career paths within Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Therefore, there is not a direct career path following the programme, rather it provides you with a specialism and/or a stepping stone for career progression. Previous candidates have pursued various careers including but not limited to: Alcohol/Drug Support teams; Drop in Services; Clinical work; Eating Disorder Clinics; IAPT training; research careers and further study (e.g. Clinical Doctorate, Mental Health Nursing, Social Work etc).

Course Details

With innovative content and teaching methods, you will study a course designed to provide you with a critical route to better understand the experiences of children, young people and their families. This programme is for practitioners from education, health, social or voluntary services working in some capacity with children and young people with mental health challenges at first or second tiers of service provision.  Alternatively, if you are a psychology graduate or have studied similar disciplines like social and behavioural sciences (e.g. Psychology), education and more, then this course is also suitable for you. Relevant experience with young people is desirable, but not essential.

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Online enquiry form

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

You will normally need to hold a first class or upper second class (2:1) honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK institution or the CNAA or equivalent.

If you have a lower second class (2:2) degree or practitioner qualification at diploma level and can demonstrate your ability to work at Master’s level you will also be considered. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is mandatory for entry onto this course.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) 
    with a minimum of 6.0 in each band for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Understanding Children & Young People's Distress (30 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSYM105
    Core Module Y
  • Therapeutic Skills for Working with Children, Young People and Families (30 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSYM106
    Core Module Y
  • Working with Schools and Communities (30 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSYM064
    Core Module Y
  • Therapeutic Interventions with Children, Young People and Families (30 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSYM065
    Core Module Y
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (10 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSYM085
    Core Module Y
  • Dissertation & Research Methods (50 Credits Credits)
    Module code: PSYM086
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

  • promotes advanced understanding of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH)
  • encourages a more critical consideration of the context through which children and young people experience distress
  • considers mental health from the perspective of the young person
  • strong reflexive focus
  • diverse module content and delivery of content
  • interdisciplinary staff and student group provides you with an exciting and varied learning environment
  • strong focus on putting theory into practice
  • dedicated laboratories and computer suites
  • sensory deprivation room
  • biological testing suite
  • observation suite

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Postgraduate Loan

Get funding to study

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student finance England.

Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

Fees & Funding

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,425
Part Time: £1,235 per 30  Credit Module

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,300
Part Time: £1,215 per 30  Credit Module

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £13,750

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

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Who can I contact for more information?

You can contact the Programme Leader, Lauren McAllister.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 26/05/2020

  • Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc is a multidisciplinary course which will develop your understanding of child development and mental health difficulties experienced by children and adolescents.

    This course is taught by practitioners and academics from various backgrounds, including but not limited to: mental health, education, counselling, therapeutic work, speech and language, offering a diverse range of perspectives.

    Postgraduate Event

    Course

    Highlights

    • Interdisciplinary course.
    • Choose either PG diploma or full MSc.
    • Opportunities for additional training/experience (e.g. Mental Health First Aid, Trauma in Schools, research projects with staff etc).
  • With innovative content and teaching methods, you will study a course designed to provide you with a critical route to better understand the experiences of children, young people and their families. This programme is for practitioners from education, health, social or voluntary services working in some capacity with children and young people with mental health challenges at first or second tiers of service provision.  Alternatively, if you are a psychology graduate or have studied similar disciplines like social and behavioural sciences (e.g. Psychology), education and more, then this course is also suitable for you. Relevant experience with young people is desirable, but not essential.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Careers

    The content of the programme is eclectic to reflect the diverse career paths within Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Therefore, there is not a direct career path following the programme, rather it provides you with a specialism and/or a stepping stone for career progression. Previous candidates have pursued various careers including but not limited to: Alcohol/Drug Support teams; Drop in Services; Clinical work; Eating Disorder Clinics; IAPT training; research careers and further study (e.g. Clinical Doctorate, Mental Health Nursing, Social Work etc).

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • You will normally need to hold a first class or upper second class (2:1) honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK institution or the CNAA or equivalent.

    If you have a lower second class (2:2) degree or practitioner qualification at diploma level and can demonstrate your ability to work at Master’s level you will also be considered. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is mandatory for entry onto this course.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) 
      with a minimum of 6.0 in each band for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Online enquiry form

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Understanding Children & Young People's Distress (30 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSYM105
      Core Module Y
    • Therapeutic Skills for Working with Children, Young People and Families (30 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSYM106
      Core Module Y
    • Working with Schools and Communities (30 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSYM064
      Core Module Y
    • Therapeutic Interventions with Children, Young People and Families (30 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSYM065
      Core Module Y
    • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (10 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSYM085
      Core Module Y
    • Dissertation & Research Methods (50 Credits Credits)
      Module code: PSYM086
      Core Module Y

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • promotes advanced understanding of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH)
    • encourages a more critical consideration of the context through which children and young people experience distress
    • considers mental health from the perspective of the young person
    • strong reflexive focus
    • diverse module content and delivery of content
    • interdisciplinary staff and student group provides you with an exciting and varied learning environment
    • strong focus on putting theory into practice
    • dedicated laboratories and computer suites
    • sensory deprivation room
    • biological testing suite
    • observation suite
    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

    • Get funding to study

      If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student finance England.

      Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

  • 20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,425
    Part Time: £1,235 per 30  Credit Module

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,300
    Part Time: £1,215 per 30  Credit Module

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £13,750

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

  • You can contact the Programme Leader, Lauren McAllister.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour