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Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches MSc

University of Edinburgh

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme description

This programme offers the unique perspective that children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing is influenced by developmental processes at multiple levels, from individual to sociocultural, and that our approaches to working should be informed by this dynamic, interactional system. We draw on the knowledge and clinical experience of a community of developmental, clinical and health psychologists, to help you understand children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing from this perspective.

The programme includes both conceptual and applied elements. At the conceptual level, the programme will review different theories of children and young people’s mental health involved in the complex structure of typical and atypical development. At the applied level it will include the application of psychological knowledge to understanding the difficulties experienced by children and young people and the critical appraisal of psychological knowledge and its implications.

Learning outcomes

The programme will enable you to:

  • develop your practice through engagement with research and scholarship in psychological theory and practice
  • develop advanced skills in the critical appraisal of psychological practice in the field of child and adolescent mental health
  • develop and consolidate an extended knowledge base of theoretical and clinical approaches to psychological therapy for children, young people and families

Career opportunities

The programme fosters transferable skills such as critical evaluation, research competence, teamworking and communication and is suitable for further PhD-level study, research or practitioner study. It will enhance the employability of those wishing to work with children and adolescents in mental health-relevant settings.

Previous students work in a range of professions including clinical practice and voluntary sector organisations, and, with appropriate additional training, in nursing, social work and social care, and teaching.

Tuition fees

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£ 22,850per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 118

    1st out of 83

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    197 92%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    44th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 71%

    114th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    174 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    25th

    11

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