You will take two compulsory modules:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
The module introduces students to definitions and concepts in the field of CAMH and the current structuring of CAMH Services in the United Kingdom. Sessions look in detail at particular Mental Health Difficulties, which include attachment difficulties, emotional difficulties, and behavioural difficulties. Particular study is made of gender and culture in relation to Mental Health Difficulties and these sessions include a focus on eating disorders, self-harm and trauma.
In common with all of the MA Education programmes, you must take the core module Research Methodology.
Additional specialist modules can include:
Managing and Supporting Children and Adolescents with SEN (CAMH/SEBD)
This module focuses on the theory that underpins practice in this area of work. It compliments the core module. The module looks at definitions and conceptual difficulties in relation to CAMH and SEBD, and goes on to examine how theory impacts on interventions in different models (therapeutic, behaviourist and bio-psycho-social.)
This module takes a broad view of children’s wellbeing, by exploring the concept and challenges of measuring wellbeing. In addition it considers how wellbeing is addressed in health, education, social care and youth justice, and in non-governmental organisations. The module will also explore and evaluate a range of approaches to promoting children’s wellbeing, with an integral part of the lecture programme being the use of visiting lecturers to illustrate examples of evidence based practice.
Working with Vulnerable Children
This module examines contemporary models of childhood and adolescence and introduces the concepts of vulnerability, risk and resilience. The module also considers the challenges of research and intervention with vulnerable groups.
Alternatively you can take one module from one of the other MA Education pathways.
Learning and teaching methods
Each module is assessed via a written assignment of 5,000 words, which usually takes the form of an essay. Each course member is supported by a tutor who provides individual tutorials and guidance during the assignment writing process.