Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH)

University of Northampton

12 months
12750 GBP/year
7300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) programme from University of Northampton is a multidisciplinary course which aims to develop your understanding of child development and mental health difficulties in children and adolescents. You will critically explore the context through which children and young people experience distress.

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Course Details

This Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) programme from University of Northampton is designed for practitioners from health, social or voluntary services working in some capacity with children and young people with mental health problems at first or second tiers of service provision. If you are a psychology graduate or have studied similar disciplines like social and behavioural sciences, education and more, then this course is suitable for you. Relevant experience with young people is desirable, but not essential.

You can choose to graduate with either a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Postgraduate Diploma by completing designated modules or you can complete all of the recommended course modules, including dissertation, and be awarded with an MSc.

Career Opportunities 

The course is intended to develop your spedfic mental health knowledge and skills in a range of backgrounds and perspectives, to enable you to work more effectively with children and young people The course will provide you with the theoretical underpinning to better understand the nature of children and young peopleÉ distress, as well as sorne broad core practical skills. MSc CAMH does not provide a direct route into a specific role within CAMHS, rather it spedalisesyour knowledge, opening up opportunities for a variety of roles within CAMHS and other related services. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Children & Young People's Distress
  • Therapeutic Skills for Working with Children, Young People and Families 
  • Working with Schools and Communities 
  • Therapeutic Interventions with Children, Young People and Families 
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Dissertation & Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part Time: £1,215 per 30  Credit Module
  • International Part-time Fee: £2,125 per 30 credit module


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