Taught course

Applied Psychology (Healthcare) for Children and Young People

University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good honours degree in psychology (or its equivalent), and eligibility for Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society. A genuine interest in working with children and young people is essential.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People is a taught Masters course which aims to train psychology graduates in the range of skills and competencies essential for the delivery of tier two psychological assessments and interventions in a range of services for children, young people and their families.

In addition to the essential elements for applied psychologists in health (e.g. assessment and formulation, and evaluation) and Child and Adolescent Mental Health professionals (e.g. recognition of Child Abuse, developmental impairments and delays), there is a particular focus on the Early Years and Early Intervention across a variety of settings.

There is also a strong emphasis on parenting and supporting parents through evidence-based models of parent-focused intervention.

Trainees will be placed throughout the year in one main Child and/or Adolescent Clinical Psychology service or CAMHS within the NHS in Scotland under the supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist, and will be involved in delivering services immediately.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Secretary
+44 (0) 131 651 3970