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Mental Health in Children and Young People - Psychological Approaches

The University of Edinburgh

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
22850 GBP/year
11300 GBP/year
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About

This Mental Health in Children and Young People - Psychological Approaches programme from The University of Edinburgh offers the unique perspective that children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing is influenced by developmental processes at multiple levels, from individual to sociocultural.

Overview

We draw on the knowledge and clinical experience of a community of developmental, clinical and health psychologists, to help you understand children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing from this perspective.

The Mental Health in Children and Young People - Psychological Approaches programme from The University of Edinburgh includes both conceptual and applied elements. At the conceptual level, the programme will review different theories of children and young people’s mental health involved in the complex structure of typical and atypical development. At the applied level it will include the application of psychological knowledge to understanding the difficulties experienced by children and young people and the critical appraisal of psychological knowledge and its implications.

Career opportunities

The programme fosters transferable skills such as critical evaluation, research competence, teamworking and communication and is suitable for further PhD-level study, research or practitioner study. It will enhance the employability of those wishing to work with children and adolescents in mental health-relevant settings.

Previous students work in a range of professions including clinical practice and voluntary sector organisations, and, with appropriate additional training, in nursing, social work and social care, and teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Development in Practice
  • Attachment: Theory and Application
  • Research Methods in Applied Psychology
  • Inferential Statistics in Applied Psychology
  • Social Inequality and Child and Adolescent Mental Health (online learning)
  • Applied Developmental Psychopathology
  • Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions
  • Parenting: Theory and Practice
  • Critical Psychology and Mental Health (online learning)
  • Trauma and Resilience in a Developmental Context (online learning)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

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).
7 (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.
100 (required)
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

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in psychology or a related subject.
  • Experience of working or volunteering with children and/or young people is highly desirable.
  • We may also consider your application if you have other professional qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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