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Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Contemporary Studies) MSc

City, University of London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Learn about the latest theory and practice influencing the care and support of children and young people, experiencing mental health difficulties and their families and carers. You will critically evaluate approaches to compassionate mental health care and consider innovative ways of developing ethical, culturally sensitive and age appropriate practice.

Benefits of this course

You will gain a thorough grounding in research skills and applied data analysis to support your role as an evidence-based practitioner, able to critically evaluate approaches to support and care for children and young people experiencing mental ill-health.

You will address key principles of child and adolescent mental healthcare and emotional well-being, together with current issues affecting mental health policy and practice through core discipline-specific modules.

Elective modules will allow you to build your professional knowledge and pursue your particular areas of interest.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)

Who is this course for?

If you are a professional working in child and adolescent mental health and social care services, this master’s programme will prepare you for progression into senior and leadership roles.


Successful completion of this master’s degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work effectively across professional services and agencies concerned with the mental health of children and young people.

You will be well placed to pursue opportunities and career pathways in areas such as:

statutory health and social care services
the voluntary sector
health policy and management
advanced practitioner roles

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,690per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 105 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    131 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40 40%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%



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