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BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing (Top-up)

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Fine-tune your understanding of children and young people’s mental health, and turn your existing qualification into a full degree in just two years.

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

Our BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing is all about enhancing your knowledge and expertise.

You might already be working in health and social care and looking for an additional qualification. Or you might be interested in learning more about mental health and working in this field in the future. Either way, our Top-up course is for you.

You’ll learn to support children and young people while turning your existing qualification into a full BSc (Hons) degree in just two years, studying part-time.

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Outstanding student support

As a Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing student at ARU you’ll benefit from:

  • studying while you work
  • award-wining learning facilities
  • talented academics 
  • full use of our IT and library facilities, with library resources accessible 24/7 online
  • support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


Our BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing Top-up offers two great ways to boost your career.

Firstly, you’ll turn your existing qualification into a full BSc (Hons) degree in just two years, studying part-time.

Secondly, when you graduate you’ll have up-to-the-minute knowledge of an important area of healthcare.

You can be sure that the modules you’re studying are relevant. We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They’ve helped us review what we teach and how we teach it.

Having developed your intellectual and practical skills on this course, you’ll be a real asset to any team. This could be the start of your career in health or social care – or, if you’re already working in the sector, the chance to take things to the next level.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. Once you’ve got your degree you might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MSc Mental Health. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Apply now for BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing (Top-up)

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Boost your career

Top-Up courses are a great way to gain a full degree, while learning more about a subject or developing your professional knowledge.