Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

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

Overview Updated 07/11/2019

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc is a multidisciplinary course which aims to develop your understanding of child development and mental health difficulties experienced by children and adolescents. You will critically explore the context through which children and young people experience distress.

This course is taught by practitioners and academics from various backgrounds, including but not limited to: psychology, counselling, social work and psychiatry, offering a diverse range of perspectives.

Course

Highlights

  • Multidisciplinary course.
  • Choose either PG diploma or full MSc.
  • Specialist training for primary mental health workers.

Additional

Information

Careers

The course is intended to develop your specific mental health knowledge and skills in a range of backgrounds and perspectives, to enable you to work more effectively with children and young people. It will also provide you with the theoretical underpinning to better understand the nature of children and young people’s distress, as well as some broad practical skills. The foundational aim of the course is to explore children and young peoples lives, and what may contribute to the traumas, difficulties and challenges that they experience on a day-to-day basis.

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Course Details

The course is innovative in its content and teaching methods, designed to provide you with a non-clinical route to better understand the experiences of children, young people and their families. This programme is for practitioners from 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, education and more, then this course is also suitable for you. Relevant experience with young people is desirable, but not essential.

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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

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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
  • multi-disciplinary staff and student group provides you with an exciting and varied learning environment
  • strong focus on putting theory into practice
  • specialist training for primary mental health workers
  • 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 in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 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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Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


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Updated 07/11/2019

  • Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc is a multidisciplinary course which aims to develop your understanding of child development and mental health difficulties experienced by children and adolescents. You will critically explore the context through which children and young people experience distress.

    This course is taught by practitioners and academics from various backgrounds, including but not limited to: psychology, counselling, social work and psychiatry, offering a diverse range of perspectives.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Multidisciplinary course.
    • Choose either PG diploma or full MSc.
    • Specialist training for primary mental health workers.
  • The course is innovative in its content and teaching methods, designed to provide you with a non-clinical route to better understand the experiences of children, young people and their families. This programme is for practitioners from 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, 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 course is intended to develop your specific mental health knowledge and skills in a range of backgrounds and perspectives, to enable you to work more effectively with children and young people. It will also provide you with the theoretical underpinning to better understand the nature of children and young people’s distress, as well as some broad practical skills. The foundational aim of the course is to explore children and young peoples lives, and what may contribute to the traumas, difficulties and challenges that they experience on a day-to-day basis.

    Read more
    • 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

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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
    • multi-disciplinary staff and student group provides you with an exciting and varied learning environment
    • strong focus on putting theory into practice
    • specialist training for primary mental health workers
    • 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 in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 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…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

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