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MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health

MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary


Develop the skillset you will need to work with and support children and young people who are experiencing mental health related issues. You will gain a critical and in-depth understanding of mental health and its relationship to children, young people and families within a changing and fluid society. You will learn via lectures and seminars, and workshops will develop your peer-learning networks. Your modules will explore medical and psychological models of practice and will look at child and adolescent mental health from the position of social intervention. You will learn to draw on key interventions such as social pedagogy, relationship-based practice, playwork and community work as methodologies. Using the social model of mental health and children and family practice, you will contribute and co-produce knowledge in a collaborative, practical and participatory learning environment.

Course Benefits

On graduation, you will have a range of transferable skills that are in-demand with employers and your deep understanding of this new area of professional practice and academic learning will prime you to enter contemporary health and social care practice. You will be taught by dedicated practitioners from Leeds’ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services who will share their professional experience to enhance your learning. You will be encouraged to broaden your work-related experience while you study, supported by your academic advisor and the placement team.


This module aims to introduce students to a range of communications skills, therapeutic practices and models of intervention for working with children, young people and families. The module aims to give a critical insight into traditional clinical practices and explore social and psychological interventions that locate children, young people and families within a community-based psycho-social context.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in a relevant professional subject area of Youth Work, Nursing, Social Work or Education, at least a second class honours degree in the cognate academic subjects of Health and Social Care or Social Sciences, or have equivalent health and social care practitioner experience or relevant professional vocational training.