Children & Young People's Mental Health

3 Years
September 2024
In Person

Gain a specialist academic qualification that’s grounded in government policies and plans to develop the UK’s healthcare workforce.

Why study with us

  • The course blends academic learning with practice, so you will link your work with children, young people and their families with scheduled teaching sessions at the University.
  • You’ll benefit from learning alongside peers with multi-professional qualifications and backgrounds including nursing, social work, occupational therapy, health visiting, or school nursing.
  • This MSc was commissioned by the NHS. We work closely with staff from Children and Young People's Mental Health Services and service users in the continual design and development of this course.

What you'll do

  • You’ll develop skills that are transferable to a range of settings, from social care to education, and to a range of health services specific to children and young people.
  • You’ll learn and tackle a range of issues around attachment, normal childhood development, parenting, and trauma-informed care.
  • Develop your knowledge in the area of children and young people's mental health. Gain transferable skills in a range of settings from social care to education and in a range specific health services.


Course delivery

This is a distance learning course which is taught entirely online with no face-to-face teaching.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

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Simon Baverstock
Senior Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health and Practice within the School of Nursing. He teaches across pre-registration BSc and MSc nursing programmes and post graduate MSc Personality Disorder and MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health courses. Simon is registered on the Nursi…

Sarah Traill
Deputy Head
School of Nursing and Midwifery

The Deputy Head supports the Head of School in the leadership and management of the School of Nursing. Sarah has responsibility for quality assurance, professional body governance, business development and staff development. She is supported by other members of the senior leader…

Future Careers

With the emphasis on early intervention and raising awareness of mental health issues in children and young people, the range of settings where this MSc could be used is constantly developing.

Fees and funding

Part-time£975 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£975 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£975 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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