Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing (Top-up) BSc (Hons)

Part-time undergraduate (2 years)


January, September

Intermediate award: BSc (Hons)


Our BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of mental health professionals, staff and any other interested parties in this area of care need.

Our BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of mental health professionals, staff and any other interested parties in this area of care need (statutory, non-statutory and lay persons). 

Over the course of two years, part-time, the course will give breadth and depth of knowledge regarding innovation and research. Critical enquiry will be built upon various learning platforms, letting you actively contribute to the emerging body of evidence relating to child and adolescent mental wellbeing.


BSc graduates are in high demand and will find that their employment opportunities in Health and Social care and education related industries is strengthened following successful completion of this course. There exists specific identification of a range of skills and knowledge inherent in this BSc which enhances the student’s employability within a range of mental health industries including the public, private health and social care services.

Modules & assessment

  • Research Methodology
    You will learn to be analytical and insightful regarding research reports. You will gain an invaluable skill for anyone who wishes to provide effective and appropriate care in their individual sphere of practice. In addition, today's practitioner is required to work in a multi professional, multi-agency world which requires skills and insight into the efficacy of research. This module will revisit existing knowledge of the research process and assist you in further developing skills of critical analysis and ethical appraisal of published work.
  • Undergraduate Major Project
    The undergraduate major project enables you to raise and address significant questions relating to your chosen topic/issue. You will be supported by a tutor with similar interests and research profile. This module requires autonomous study and it is your chance to demonstrate that you have met our University’s expectations and are ready to graduate.


Essay’s, research report, artefact and reflective summary, UGMP a literature review

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students starting 2018/19 or 2019/20 (per year)


International students, 2018/19 (per year, part-time)


International students starting 2019/20 (per year)


Fee information

For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages

Funding for UK & EU students

Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.

We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

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