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 equivalent.

You must have experience of working with children and/or young people in settings including childcare, education, voluntary settings and mental health settings.

We may also consider your application if you have other professional qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

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

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Secretary
+44 (0) 131 651 3970