M.Sc. On Campus

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

King's College London

12 months
32940 GBP/year
14070 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This is a unique Child and Adolescent Mental Health course at King's College London for international and UK-based psychiatrists, pediatricians and psychologists, as well as allied professionals leading to enhanced clinical and research skills in child and adolescent mental health.


Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health course at King's College London is taught by leading figures in the field and offers comprehensive content with strong research and clinical focus.

You will develop clinical skills and be able to contribute to culturally-sensitive and clinically-effective services through relevant research, including health service development research. You will be taught research methodology and statistics, issues relating to child development, aetiology of child and adolescent disorders, the psychological and physical treatments for emotional, behavioural and developmental disorders in children and young people. You will complete a research project, which could use quantitative or qualitative methodologies.

Key benefits

  • Taught by leading academics in the field.
  • Opportunity to engage in innovative research.
  • Work with a variety of specialist clinicians. 
  • Obtain a course qualification which is internationally recognised.
  • Mandatory supervised clinical placement.
  • Innovative web-based clinical learning to supplement direct experience.
  • Optional teaching in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Therapeutic Assessment for Self Harm and Kiddie Schedule for Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders.

Career prospects

UK and international graduates return to clinical practice with enhanced skills and knowledge in child mental health. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Child Development
  • Service Development and Service Evaluations
  • Systematic Literature Review
  • Service Development and Service Evaluations

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

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. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32940 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14070 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14070 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • Home/UK fees: £7,035 per year
  • Overseas fees: £16,470 per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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