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Child and Adolescent Mental Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
King's College London designed this Child and Adolescent Mental Health course for international and UK-based psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychologists. But it’s also helpful for other professionals working with children such as nurses, social workers and teachers. 
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Overview

Whether you’re relatively new to the field or already have years of experience, this Child and Adolescent Mental Health course at King's College London advances your knowledge and research skills in child development, therapeutic interventions and service models. 

Explore child development, boost your research skills and learn to diagnose psychiatric disorders in children and young people. At King’s College London, you’ll be taught by leaders in the field and develop your skills through hands-on clinical placements. 

Key benefits

  • Learn from leading academics in the field of mental health 
  • Develop your skills on a supervised clinical placement within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). 
  • Work alongside specialist clinicians and take part in innovative research within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN).
  • Boost your knowledge in specialist areas including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Therapeutic Assessment for Self-Harm and Kiddie Schedule for Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders.
  • Study surrounded by the expertise of the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, MRC Social & Genetic Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Maurice Wohl Neuroscience Centre, and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre 

Career prospects

Armed with an internationally recognised qualification, many of our graduates return to clinical practice where they apply their understanding of child mental health to their career. 

Other students use this MSc as a stepping stone to further training or a PhD. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Evidence Base for Major Psychiatric Disorders
  • Research Skills
  • Child Development
  • Diagnosis, Formulation and Pharmacological, Psychological and Social Interventions
  • Systematic Literature Review
  • Service Development and Service Evaluations

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
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class 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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 2:1 honours in psychology/medicine/nursing/social work/education from a UK university or the overseas equivalent plus one year full time postgraduate experience working with children or adolescents with mental health problems.
  • A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also has substantial clinical experience.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part time 

  • Home/EU fees: £6,375 per year
  • Overseas fees: £14,925  per year

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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