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Child and Adolescent Mental Health BSc Hons Top-up Degree

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Key features

If you have completed a Foundation degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, other Foundation degree or a relevant diploma level 5 qualification; the BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Top-Up will build on your existing professional knowledge and understanding and also provide you with the opportunity to achieve an honours level qualification. Studying the course will prepare you to work in a variety of universal settings and communities with children and young people.

The taught component of the course will normally be delivered on a Wednesday across two semesters per academic year. 

Students undertaking the whole BSc (Hons) CAMH (top-up) will take a total of 8 modules or equivalent. 

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Entry requirements

Entry requirements:

A Foundation degree, DipHE, HND or equivalent qualification in health, care or welfare or related subject.  This qualification must be a full level 4 and level 5 qualification (120 credits for each year of study).

Supportive academic reference.

Non-standard entry routes will also be considered. We encourage applications from candidates who can provide evidence of their ability to work at Level 6 and substantial experience of working within health, education, care or social welfare. If your qualification is not listed, please contact Registry Admissions for advice.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement.  A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.


You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars, individual supervision and assessment workshops/subject tutorials. Interactive workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures. Individual supervision enables discussion and progression within your Independent Study and assessment workshops/subject tutorials enable further understanding and support with modules and in particular module assessment.

In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 3 occasions within your year of study.


Where could it take you?

Students from the FDSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health already demonstrate promising graduate career opportunities. Many enter universal settings including health, education and social care in both statutory and non-statutory sectors. The BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Top-Up will further enhance your potential employability; especially those wanting to specifically specialise in working in the CAMH field of practice.


You may choose to go onto further study at post graduate level. On completion you are eligible to apply for a variety of post-graduate courses including Dynamics of Domestic Violence PG Cert/PG Dip/MA, Postgraduate Cert in Education PGCE Primary (QTS), Social Work MA and Counseling MSc.


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