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Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health

Distance learning Nursing and midwifery

Learn valuable skills and study mental health practice in depth; graduating with a sought-after qualification.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £2,500 for the course †
International: £2,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September, January

Course summary

  • Build on your existing position in mental health, and gain a sought-after postgraduate qualification
  • Acquire an evidence base for the determinants of children and young people's emotional well-being
  • Apply your skills and knowledge in early interventions with families
  • Benefit from a multidisciplinary approach; learn from health, social care and education and voluntary sector practitioners
  • Learn to work confidently and effectively with children, young people and families with mental health issues

This course provides the specialist, rounded knowledge that you need for sound, confident and informed mental health practice. You'll learn to demonstrate extended knowledge; allowing you progress further with your studies.

How you learn

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This one year course is split into two modules. The first provides you with the framework for the assessment of children and young people, and allows for in-depth study of the factors which impact on their emotional health, as well as of family dynamics and other subjects. The second deals with the causes of mental disorders; their management and their treatment. You'll build your knowledge and skills in diagnostic tools, and a range of other techniques.

You learn through:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Written assignments
  • The production of a health promotion resource

Course leaders and tutors

Greg Thomas
Greg Thomas
Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing

Having qualified as a Mental Health Nurse I specialised straightaway in the area of CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health), and my clinical career involved worki … Read more

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Further studies at masters level
  • Mental health practice
  • Social work

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Entry requirements

UK students

Typically a first degree with honours or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard


Typically an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma or evidence of level 6 study

Accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Early Intervention In Child, Adolescent And Family Mental Health Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Enhancing Practice In Child, Adolescent And Family Mental Health Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £2,500† for the course. For distance learning study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£625† for 15 credits or £1,250† for 30 credits).

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £2,500 for the course. For distance learning study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£625 for 15 credits or £1,250 for 30 credits).

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Nursing and midwifery courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


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