The University of Melbourne

Master of Youth Mental Health

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Master of Youth Mental Health is an industry-leading course offering access to expert knowledge and the latest theory, research and evidence-based approaches in this specialised and rapidly-evolving area of mental health. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of development in young people, and discuss the impacts of psychotic, non-psychotic, behavioural and mood disorders, and learn best-practice engagement, assessment and intervention approaches and enhance your existing abilities when working with young people in a therapeutic or clinical context. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to complete a substantial research project under the guidance of a supervisor.

Designed for

Health professionals or those currently working with young people


The Master of Youth Mental Health is a 150-point program. You must complete: Nine core subjects including a substantial independent research project (112.5 credit points);Three elective subjects (37.5 credit points).


  • Youth mental health.

Standard entry requirements

  • In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed: either
  • An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline such as Health Science, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Teaching, Education or related discipline
  • Or an undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline, and at least two years of documented relevant professional work experience
  • Or at least six years of documented relevant professional work experience, including clear evidence of career development, professional writing, and professional achievement or practice comparable to that expected of undergraduate degree holders in cognate disciplines.


Australian Association of Social Workers, Australian Psychological Society, Royal College of Nursing, and Australian College of Mental Health Nurses as fulfilling professional development (continuing education) requirements.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $33,139
International: $33,139
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

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