A taught Masters which trains psychology graduates to become competent practitioners in applied psychology for children, young people and families.

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NameMSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People
Start dateFebruary 2015
Length of study1 Year, Full-time only
Programme DirectorDr Rebekah Lwin

February 2015 entry details

The application process for February 2015 intake has now closed.

For further details about the programme, please see the Applicant Handbook below.

The deadline for submission of the Application Form was 12 noon on Friday, 15th August 2014.

For those applications received, you will be advised by email no earlier than 15th October 2014 whether you have been short-listed for interview. Please do not contact us before 16th October 2014, as we will not be able to respond.

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh during the week beginning 3rd November 2014.


Please refer to the "Apply Now" button for information regarding references.

Please note that only candidates invited to interview may be given feedback on their application.

Delivered over one year full-time, this closed programme offers a combination of academic and clinical skills teaching with a full year clinical placement in a Scottish NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Why choose the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People?

The MSc combines academic teaching with clinical practice training in the area of applied psychology for children and young people. It offers an interesting opportunity to develop knowledge and competences in the delivery of evidence-based psychological interventions for this client group.

The programme was developed in close partnership with NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Scotland. Students on the programme will be employed as trainees in one of 11 Scottish Health Boards on full time contracts for the duration of their training.

In addition to the essential elements for applied psychologists in health (e.g. assessment, 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. The clinical experience gained on placement facilitates the linkage of psychological theory to practice and fosters development of professional skills necessary for post-qualification practice.

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