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Childhood Development and Wellbeing in Practice MSc

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Who is the course for?

Our masters degree in Childhood Development and Wellbeing is designed for practitioners working with children, young people and families, and students looking to develop a foundation in theory and practice issues relating to young people’s mental health.

You might be a social worker, youth worker or a teacher looking to update your knowledge of mental health in children and young people. Or, you might be a speech and language therapist looking for a course combining theory with skills practice.

Whichever stage you’re at in your career, our course focuses on developing your therapeutic and clinical skills, theoretical knowledge, applied research skills, and explores wellbeing for practitioners.

What will you learn and how will you learn?

Some of the topics you’ll consider include key mental health and wellbeing constructs during childhood, ‘typical’ development, strategies to maintain your wellbeing at work, and how to design research projects with impact.

The course will give you the opportunity to understand how major life events and intersectional issues affect development and growth, as well as practical tools for undertaking assessments and designing effective interventions for young people across a range of settings.

Practical skills sessions typically focus on skills such as employing standardised assessment tools, managing important issues surrounding consent and confidentiality when working with young people, and how to be an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.


You’ll have the skills to develop your career in mental health services for children and young people, such as in schools, social work, educational psychology and children’s centres.

You could also continue with your studies through a professional doctorate (e.g. clinical, counselling or educational psychology) or through a PhD to further your career in mental health services or academia.

When you complete stage 1 and stage 2 (the professional doctorate), you can apply to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) for practitioner registration. Applications to the Professional Doctorate are competitive and offers are only made to up to ten students per intake following a robust selections process.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,500per year

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

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

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    5th out of 38

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    54.0 54%


  • Student satisfaction

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    4.05 81%


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    4.20 84%


  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%


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