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MA CAMH (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)

MA CAMH (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)

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Full time | City Campus, Newport | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA CAMH course (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) is for people who work with, or intend to work with children or young people whose social and emotional development and functioning is affected adversely, or who risk being affected by mental health difficulties.

The course is distinctive in that it provides a non-clinical route for generalist and more specialist practitioners, managers and researchers to develop their knowledge of CAMH in a broad context. It is the only course of its kind in Wales and one of very few similar courses available in England.

This CAMH course develops knowledgeable and reflective professionals who are able to draw on evidence-based practice in ways that will impact on the workplace and on outcomes for the children and young people in those services.

It has been designed to provide opportunities for students to develop their professional knowledge, skills and understanding and most importantly their capacity for critical thinking. This postgraduate qualification in CAMH offers you the opportunity to learn alongside professionals from a range of professional backgrounds and diverse backgrounds in a highly supportive context.

Assessment

Each module will be assessed through a 5000-word assignment or equivalent on a negotiated topic.

Careers

Students on the MA CAMH Course are often professionals working in Children’s Services (education, health and social care) who would like to develop their expertise in relation to CAMH issues as they find themselves working with children and young people with a greater range of more complex difficulties. Practitioners have used their studies to support promotion within a service and/or a move into a more specialist role. Increasingly students have just completed their undergraduate degree and are using the MA qualification to strengthen their applications in a competitive job market. The MA CAMH has also been successfully completed by international and European students from a number of countries including Oman, Nigeria, Greece, and Malta. International and European students, who are often writing in a second language, and students returning to study, will be supported both through discrete sessions on academic writing available to all Professional Learning Students and through the study skills embedded in the CAMH Course.

Modules

This module looks more at theory of practice and develops your ability to look critically at the range of approaches to prevention and interventions through an exploration of a range of approaches and evidence-based interventions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students with a good first degree is preferred but experience is greatly valued.