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Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHs), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

 The course will provide you with the opportunity to critically explore the context through which children and young people experience distress.

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc is designed for practitioners from health, social or voluntary services who work in some capacity with children and young people with mental health problems at first or second tiers of service provision. This course is suitable for you if you are a psychology graduate, or have studied other cognate disciplines, social and behavioral sciences, education and related fields. Some voluntary or professional experience of work with children and adolescents is desirable, but not essential.

Career Opportunities

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. The course will provide you with the theoretical underpinning to better understand the nature of children and young people’s distress, as well as some broad core practical skills. MSc CAMH does not provide a direct route into a specific role within CAMHS, rather it specialises your knowledge, opening up opportunities for a variety of roles within CAMHS and other related services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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. You will need a high level of competence in both spoken and written English (TOEFL/IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band) for this course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6625 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part Time:£1,100 per 30 credit module

Living costs for Northampton

  • 796 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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