This unique programme offers advanced study in psychological theories of child and adolescent mental health, and their application to work with children, young people and families.
The programme is suitable for graduates of psychology or cognate disciplines, and those with experience of working with children and young people in clinical, social work or educational settings.
The programme explores the theoretical, conceptual and evidence base for psychological practice with children and young people while fostering a critical and reflective approach to their clinical application.
Teaching is delivered in a variety of engaging and interactive formats, including lectures, seminars, clinical workshops and tutor-led online learning environments.
The programme also offers high-quality CPD opportunities. Full-time MSc students take one core course and two option courses each semester. Part-time students choose one or two courses each semester.
These compulsory courses form the core part of the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma:
Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions Child Development in Practice Discovering Development (MSc only)
You can choose three optional courses to complete a MSc or a PgDip, and two courses to complete a PgCert:
Applied Developmental Psychopathology Attachment Theory in Clinical Settings Parenting: Theory and Practice Trauma and Resilience in a Developmental Context
The programme will enable you to:
develop your practice through engagement with research and scholarship in psychological theory and practice develop advanced skills in the critical appraisal of psychological practice in the field of child and adolescent mental health develop and consolidate an extended knowledge base of theoretical and clinical approaches to psychological therapy for children, young people and families
This programme will facilitate career progression for those working in child and adolescent mental health and supports entry into a range of related professions. The transferable skills you gain, e.g. teamworking, communication and research, will add value to your employability.