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Child & Adolescent Mental Health MSc

UK

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What will I learn?

Overview

This is a unique course for international and UK-based psychiatrists, paediatricians 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 is taught by leading figures in the field and offers comprehensive content with strong research and clinical focus.

Course detail

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health course is specifically designed for international and UK-based psychiatrists, paediatricians, and psychologists, as well as allied professionals who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and research methodologies in child and adolescent psychiatry, child development, therapeutic interventions and service models. 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. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials. The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

Career prospects

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

Which department am I in?

Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£32,940.00 (US$ 39,737) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Denmark Hill Campus

Health Service and Population Research Department,

Institute of Psychiatry De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill,

Southwark,

London,

SE5 8AF, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in the United States of America will be considered. Grades may vary depending upon the course chosen.

For international students

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. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also has substantial clinical experience. Applicants whose qualifications have been gained outside the UK will be checked by the Admissions Office to establish equivalency with these standards before an offer is sent and applicants will need to demonstrate at interview that their background and experience, general education and scholarship are appropriate. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill. TOEFL iBT score of 92 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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