Enhance your knowledge of child and adolescent mental health practice with our specialist Masters degree. Study in Chelmsford (blended learning) or by distance learning.
Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.
There's growing demand for child and adolescent mental health practitioners around the world.
Our MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing will give you the knowledge and understanding to manage young people’s mental wellbeing – and to do so in varying socio-economic and political contexts in developing countries.
As well as developing your knowledge of child and adolescent mental health, our postgraduate course will enhance your critical and analytic thinking skills. We’ll encourage you to reflect on theoretical perspectives relating to child and adolescent mental wellbeing.
Mental health disorders can occur from early childhood and the prevalence increases with age, highlighting the importance of early intervention to prevent the development of long term or serious mental health problems. According to the Mental Health Foundation one in eight children and young people aged 5 -19 have a least one mental disorder. This has a huge impact on these individuals but also their families and the wider community.
Whatever your reason for wanting to develop your understanding of child and adolescent mental wellbeing our Masters degree will give you the specialist knowledge to realise your ambitions. You’ll cover a range of aspects influencing child and adolescent mental health from psyche development, emotional wellbeing, coping mechanisms, social communication, learning disabilities and family dynamics. You’ll also explore interventions and treatment relevant to mental health issues in children.
We welcome applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds, including those outside the areas of health care and mental health who have a degree-level qualification and a passion for child and adolescent mental health.
Our Masters course is taught in Chelmsford, via blended learning (Chelmsford and online) or there is a distance learning only option. You can study this course full-time or part-time; at ARU, our postgraduate courses fit into your life.
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MSc graduates are in high demand, so you should find that your employment opportunities in health and social care and education-related industries - across public and private sectors - are strengthened following successful completion of this course.
As an MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing student at ARU, You’ll gain an expert understanding of mental wellbeing issues affecting children and adolescents and develop a range of key skills that employers value. This will enhance your employability as a child and adolescent mental health expert in a wide range of settings including health and social care and education related industries. Roles may include children’s mental health adviser, ambassador or research assistant.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You might choose to embark on a postgraduate research programme, such as our Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
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