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MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing

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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.

Course options

Course options

The distance learning course is available to all. The blended learning course (Chelmsford) is open to UK and EU applicants only.

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Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


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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