Through the Child and Adolescent Mental Health programme offered at the University College London (UCL) you will gain clinical, professional, academic and research skills in child and adolescent mental health and their application to underpin clinical practice.
In addition, you will gain skills in analysing principles of policy, planning and management in child and adolescent mental health and you will increase your understanding of the impact of culture and diversity on clinical theory and practice.
Throughout the course, our aim is for you to experience enhanced personal and professional development.
Teaching and learning
The programme is taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, discussion, project work and independent and group study. Assessment includes written assignments, unseen written examinations, projects, oral presentations, group work, and the written dissertation.
The programme provides career development training for doctors, psychologists and practitioners in social work and education who intend to focus and develop their careers in the areas of child mental health.
Recent graduates from this programme have gone on to Clinical Doctorates in Psychology or had opportunities for progression in their current careers.
This programme attracts psychology graduates who wish to enhance their opportunities for progression to further clinical psychology training, and trainees in child psychiatry who wish to supplement their basic training with a higher degree; the MSc programme is closely aligned to the Royal College’s recommended curriculum.
Students from social work, nursing and education backgrounds will benefit from the acquisition of advanced skills in the theory and practice of working with young people with mental health difficulties. Clinical placements are available as an extracurricular option for students who aim to develop their career in a profession related to clinical practice.
- Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Child Mental Health
- Basic Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Treatment in Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Pharmacological
- Treatment in Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Psychological Therapies
- International Child Mental Health
- Adolescent Mental Health and Transition to Adult Services
- Mental Health and Schools
- Child Mental Health and Wellbeing: Adaptations
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesPublic Health Health Sciences Clinical Psychology View 332 other Masters in Clinical Psychology in United Kingdom
- Normally medical registration or an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or nursing, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Applicants should preferably have clinical experience in a mental health, paediatric or educational setting.
International29400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,450
- International: £14,700
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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