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Child & Adolescent Mental Health MSc

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This is a unique course for international and UK-based psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychologists, as well as allied professionals leading to enhanced clinical and research skills in child and adolescent mental health. Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health course is taught by leading figures in the field and offers comprehensive content with strong research and clinical focus.

Key benefits

  • Taught by leading academics in the field.
  • Opportunity to engage in innovative research.
  • Work with a variety of specialist clinicians.
  • Mandatory supervised clinical placement.
  • Innovative web-based clinical learning to supplement direct experience.
  • Optional teaching in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Therapeutic Assessment for Self Harm and Kiddie Schedule for Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders.
Htun

The lectures are given by world leaders in their field of subspecialty. The course is comprehensive and highly structured, offering everyone a perfect opportunity to learn.

Htun, Past student, Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health course is specifically designed for international and UK-based psychiatrists, pediatricians, and psychologists, as well as allied professionals who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and research methodologies in child and adolescent psychiatry, child development, therapeutic interventions and service models. You will develop clinical skills and be able to contribute to culturally-sensitive and clinically-effective services through relevant research, including health service development research. You will be taught research methodology and statistics, issues relating to child development, aetiology of child and adolescent disorders, the psychological and physical treatments for emotional, behavioural and developmental disorders in children and young people. You will complete a research project, which could use quantitative or qualitative methodologies. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Base campus

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Format

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Presentation Skills

Lectures (35 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (35 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (10 hours) | Self-study time (70 hours)

Child Development

Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (30 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)

Research Skills

Lectures (50 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (65 hours) | Self-study time (85 hours)

Systematic Literature Review

Lectures (35 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (47 hours) | Self-study time (68 hours)

Service Development and Service Evaluation

Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (35 hours)

Dissertation – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Self-study time (590 hours)

Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. An average of 10 hours per week of preparation and self-directed learning is required. Between one and four full-days of lectures/seminars a week during term time; a minimum of one day a week of mandatory clinical placement (more days can be negotiated with the relevant clinical team.

Assessment

    The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

    Structure

    Required modules

    Students on this course are required to take: Part-Time Part-time students should plan to take 80 credits of the taught modules in the first year of study. In the second year, part-time students take the remaining 40 credits from the taught modules and the 60 credits from the dissertation.

    Presentation Skills (15 credits)
    Research Skills (15 credits)
    Child Development (15 credits)
    Systematic Literature Review (15 credits)
    Service Development and Service Evaluations (15 credits)
    Clinical Skills (45 credits)
    Dissertation (60 Credits)

    Optional modules

    There are no optional modules for this course.

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    UK and international graduates return to clinical practice with enhanced skills and knowledge in child mental health.

    Career destinations

    Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of organisations including:

    • The NHS

    • The TCES Group

    • Hackney Learning Trust

    • The Depaul Charity

    • Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology

    • Al Masarra Hosptial

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: £7,035 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Full time: £32,940 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: £16,470 per year (2022/23)

    These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

    Deposit

    When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

    The UK deposit is £500.

    The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

    • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme. 

    Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

    Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme

    Applicants from eligible developing Commonwealth Countries who are applying to start in September 2019 may wish to apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme (CSSS). The CSSS covers full tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, airfare to and from the UK, and an additional thesis grant and a travel allowance. Further information about the scholarship and eligibility criteria can be found here.

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
    • DBS checks 
    • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
    • Library fees and fines 
    • Personal photocopies
    • Printing course handouts 
    • Society membership fees 
    • Stationary
    • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
    • Graduation costs.

    Funding

    Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health course is specifically designed for international and UK-based psychiatrists, pediatricians, and psychologists, as well as allied professionals who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and research methodologies in child and adolescent psychiatry, child development, therapeutic interventions and service models. You will develop clinical skills and be able to contribute to culturally-sensitive and clinically-effective services through relevant research, including health service development research. You will be taught research methodology and statistics, issues relating to child development, aetiology of child and adolescent disorders, the psychological and physical treatments for emotional, behavioural and developmental disorders in children and young people. You will complete a research project, which could use quantitative or qualitative methodologies. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

    Base campus

    NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
    Denmark Hill Campus

    Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    Format

    You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

    Presentation Skills

    Lectures (35 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (35 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (10 hours) | Self-study time (70 hours)

    Child Development

    Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (30 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)

    Research Skills

    Lectures (50 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (65 hours) | Self-study time (85 hours)

    Systematic Literature Review

    Lectures (35 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (47 hours) | Self-study time (68 hours)

    Service Development and Service Evaluation

    Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (35 hours)

    Dissertation – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Self-study time (590 hours)

    Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. An average of 10 hours per week of preparation and self-directed learning is required. Between one and four full-days of lectures/seminars a week during term time; a minimum of one day a week of mandatory clinical placement (more days can be negotiated with the relevant clinical team.

    Assessment

      The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

      Structure

      Required modules

      Students on this course are required to take: Part-Time Part-time students should plan to take 80 credits of the taught modules in the first year of study. In the second year, part-time students take the remaining 40 credits from the taught modules and the 60 credits from the dissertation.

      Presentation Skills (15 credits)
      Research Skills (15 credits)
      Child Development (15 credits)
      Systematic Literature Review (15 credits)
      Service Development and Service Evaluations (15 credits)
      Clinical Skills (45 credits)
      Dissertation (60 Credits)

      Optional modules

      There are no optional modules for this course.

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      UK and international graduates return to clinical practice with enhanced skills and knowledge in child mental health.

      Career destinations

      Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of organisations including:

      • The NHS

      • The TCES Group

      • Hackney Learning Trust

      • The Depaul Charity

      • Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology

      • Al Masarra Hosptial

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: £7,035 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Full time: £32,940 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: £16,470 per year (2022/23)

      These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

      Deposit

      When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

      The UK deposit is £500.

      The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

      • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

      If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme. 

      Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

      Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme

      Applicants from eligible developing Commonwealth Countries who are applying to start in September 2019 may wish to apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme (CSSS). The CSSS covers full tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, airfare to and from the UK, and an additional thesis grant and a travel allowance. Further information about the scholarship and eligibility criteria can be found here.

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
      • DBS checks 
      • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
      • Library fees and fines 
      • Personal photocopies
      • Printing course handouts 
      • Society membership fees 
      • Stationary
      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
      • Graduation costs.

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