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Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Research Assessment Rating
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc
A dynamic blend of clinical and research expertise is reflected in the delivery of this multi-disciplinary programme where high standards of clinical care are fostered and students are encouraged to apply their critical and analytical thinking skills to theory, policy and practice in child and adolescent mental health.
What will I learn?
The programme will develop your ability to identify and analyse principles of policy, planning and management in child and adolescent mental health. You will gain professional, academic and research skills and understand how their application can improve clinical practice. You will increase your understanding of the impact of culture and diversity upon clinical theory and practice, and experience enhanced personal and professional development.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Institute of Child Health is recognised for its promotion of child mental health through research, teaching, consultancy and advocacy, and works closely with a number of centres of excellence in the UK and abroad.
This Master's programme aims to blend academic theory and research with clinical knowledge to enable professionals to deliver a high standard of clinical care.
Students benefit from a wide range of university resources reflecting the breadth and depth of UCL research and teaching, as well as London's dynamic collection of intellectual and cultural activities.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year (flexible 2-5 years)
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), three optional modules (45 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, flexible study two to five years) is offered.
A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, part-time one year) is offered.
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 to 12,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, discussion, project work and independent and group study. Assessment is by written assignments, unseen written examinations, projects, oral presentations, group work, the written dissertation and viva voce.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
Normally medical registration or an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or nursing, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants should preferably have clinical experience in a mental health, paediatric or educational setting.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme is designed for:
- Postgraduate doctors seeking to specialise in psychiatry or child health
- Graduate psychologists with counselling or other mental health qualifications
- UK practitioners from the fields of nursing, social work and education
- International Medical Practitioners who wish to gain experience or further qualifications in the UK.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Child and Adolescent Mental Health at graduate level
- why you want to study Child and Adolescent Mental Health at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
The programme provides career development training for doctors, psychologists and practitioners in social work and education who intend to focus and develop their careers in the areas of child mental health.
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: