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About

The aim of the Caring for Children and Young People with Complex Needs programme at Queen's University Belfast is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, training and education to work in caring for children and young people with complex health needs in a hospital and community setting. 

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Overview

Advances in medical care and technology now mean many more children are living with complex healthcare needs and life-limiting illnesses. 

This interdisciplinary Caring for Children and Young People with Complex Needs programme at Queen's University Belfast is part of a suite of specialist programmes in childhood studies developed in conjunction with the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work and the School of Psychology.

Student Experience

The MSc in Caring for Children with Complex Health Needs is flexible and designed to meet the needs of local and international professionals. The programme is delivered via a blended format of online and face-to-face learning and there are several exit points for this course.

Career Prospects

Introduction

There is increasing demand for postgraduates with high-level skills in interdisciplinary research, participatory research methods and knowledge of caring for children and young people with complex health needs. This degree is ideal for professionals involved in caring for and supporting these children/young people and their families within health and social care services and NGOs such as public officials, social workers and allied health professionals. Graduates of this programme progress into management and leadership roles, or continue into a research or education capacity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Childhood and Youth
  • Childhood and Youth Research in Practice
  • Enhancing Care and Practice for Children with Complex Health Care Needs
  • Perspectives of Family-centred Health & Social Care
  • Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Applied Research Methods and Statistics in Healthcare
  • Dissertation module

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a professional qualification in Nursing, Midwifery or Allied Health and Social Care Services or a related discipline. They shall normally hold a relevant 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
  • Applicants with a 3rd Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate experience with in-service training, acceptable to the School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £6,450
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £6,450
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £7,250
  • EU Other £17,700
  • International £17,700

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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