Fine-tune your understanding of children and young people’s mental health, and turn your existing qualification into a full degree in just two years.
Our BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing is all about enhancing your knowledge and expertise.
You might already be working in health and social care and looking for an additional qualification. Or you might be interested in learning more about mental health and working in this field in the future. Either way, our Top-up course is for you.
You’ll learn to support children and young people while turning your existing qualification into a full BSc (Hons) degree in just two years, studying part-time.
By choosing the BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing Top-up course at ARU, you’ll study alongside other healthcare professionals and people with an interest in child and adolescent mental health. It’s a great opportunity to learn from each other.
Together, you’ll explore mental health conditions in children and young people, as well as coping mechanisms and interventions. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of these conditions and how different organisations can support young people and their families.
There’s a strong focus on research too, so you get an in-depth understanding of the latest ideas, approaches and innovations in mental health. We’ll be looking at existing research reports and insights but also start to develop our own. Your Undergraduate Major Project is an opportunity to explore a topic of particular interest to you.
Our Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing Top-up course is part-time, so you can fit your studies around your career and other commitments.
TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
2 years part-time
Years 1 and 2
Over the course of two years, you’ll complete four modules. Two of these modules explore mental health conditions in children and young people, the role of families and support services in aiding recovery, and children’s psychological development from infancy through to adolescence. We consider children’s development in the broadest sense, and how this may impact on their mental wellbeing. We also look at interventions and treatment.
There’s also the chance to explore a topic of interest to you, with your Undergraduate Major Project. You’ll have support from a tutor who’s conducted research in a similar area. And finally, we’ll focus on how you can use published research to support and inform your day-to-day work.
You’ll be assessed through essays, research reports, artefacts, reflective summaries and your Undergraduate Major Project.
Modules are subject to change and availability.
Facilities and accreditation
Outstanding student support
As a Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing student at ARU you’ll benefit from:
- studying while you work
- award-wining learning facilities
- talented academics
- full use of our IT and library facilities, with library resources accessible 24/7 online
- support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.
Our BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing Top-up offers two great ways to boost your career.
Firstly, you’ll turn your existing qualification into a full BSc (Hons) degree in just two years, studying part-time.
Secondly, when you graduate you’ll have up-to-the-minute knowledge of an important area of healthcare.
You can be sure that the modules you’re studying are relevant. We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They’ve helped us review what we teach and how we teach it.
Having developed your intellectual and practical skills on this course, you’ll be a real asset to any team. This could be the start of your career in health or social care – or, if you’re already working in the sector, the chance to take things to the next level.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. Once you’ve got your degree you might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MSc Mental Health. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.