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Mental Health in Children and Young People - Psychological Approaches (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

24 months
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About

The Mental Health in Children and Young People - Psychological Approaches (Online Learning) programme from The University of Edinburgh offers a unique perspective: that children and young people’s mental health and well-being is influenced by developmental processes at multiple levels, from individual to socio-cultural.

Overview

By drawing on the knowledge and clinical experience of a world-class department of clinical and health psychology, the programme aims to equip students with the knowledge necessary for understanding children and young people’s mental health and well-being from this unique perspective. The programme will also draw upon many other theoretical areas, including early intervention, health promotion, public health, health and social inequalities, critical psychology, developmental psychopathology and resilience.

The programme is part time, fully online, and has been designed with professionals in mind; the online delivery format and part-time study options allow for professionals from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to develop knowledge and practice whilst continuing to meet individual life and work demands.

The core elements of the Mental Health in Children and Young People - Psychological Approaches (Online Learning) programme from The University of Edinburgh include both conceptual and applied courses. 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 difficulties experienced by children and young people and the critical appraisal of psychological knowledge and practice.

Distinctive features of the course, include:

  • the critical integration of clinical and professional practice with current theoretical and empirical developments in the evidence base for, and delivery of, mental health programmes for children and young people
  • flexibility of delivery
  • opportunities for knowledge exchange between range of graduates and practitioners from multi-professional backgrounds
  • many opportunities for the synthesis of theory, evidence and practice

Graduates of the programme can expect to develop key skills and abilities, which are transferable to a number of professional domains, including:

  • knowledge and understanding of the developmental and well-being literature
  • research and enquiry skills
  • personal and intellectual autonomy skills
  • technical and practical skills
  • communication skills

Career opportunities

The programme has been designed to enhance the career development of a range of professions involved in the provision of psychological health and care by improving awareness and application of psychological theory to clinical practice and by broadening the theoretical base from which professions practice.

Previous students have continued to work in, or entered, a range of professions including:

  • Clinical practice
  • Nursing
  • Social work and social care
  • Teaching
  • Voluntary sector organisations

Recent graduates interested in working in the area of child and adolescent mental health would also benefit from this programme. The degree demonstrates a student's high level of commitment to working with children and young people.

Programme Structure

There are a number of qualification routes available; students enrol on the MSc programme pathway and can exit at any of the following qualification junctures:

  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • MSc

Courses offered as part of the programme include:

  • Developmental Wellbeing
  • Social Inequality and Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Research Methods in Applied Psychology (OL)
  • Applied Developmental Psychopathology (OL)
  • Trauma and Resilience in a Developmental Context
  • Critical Psychology and Child Mental Health

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Work experience

 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13700 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    6850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13700 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

 

Funding

 

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