Taught course

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice

University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international or professional equivalent, and current or recent work experience with children and / or young people in settings including childcare, education, voluntary settings or mental health settings. English language requirements may apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique programme offers advanced study in psychological theories of child and adolescent mental health, and their application to work with children, young people and families.

The programme is suitable for graduates of psychology or cognate disciplines, and those with experience of working with children and young people in clinical, social work or educational settings.

The programme explores the theoretical, conceptual and evidence base for psychological practice with children and young people while fostering a critical and reflective approach to their clinical application.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Secretary
+44 (0) 131 651 3970