Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Applicants for the course will be considered on an individual basis.
Guidelines for likely acceptance onto the course are possession of an undergraduate degree or equivalent (reaching SCQF level 9) and substantial current or recent work experience providing clinical/clinically relevant experience of children and young people in mental health settings, including statutory and voluntary organisations.
Where an applicant's undergraduate degree does not meet the level stated above or is not obviously related to subjects relevant to children and young people's development and/or mental health, they may be admitted at the discretion of the programme director so long as they meet the relevant experience requirements stipulated above.
Suitability will be established through:
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
The MSc in Children & Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice is a new programme which offers advanced study in psychological theory and its clinical application for practitioners working in the field of child and adolescent mental health.
The programme offers the core elements of teaching and learning on the theoretical, conceptual and evidence base for psychological practice whilst fostering a critical and reflective approach to the clinical application of these.
The MSc in Children & Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice can be completed over one year full-time or, over two or three years part-time. It consists of 120 credits of taught courses and a 60-credit dissertation.
It has core courses and an opportunity for students to undertake optional courses related to subjects of their own interest.
Students can take a number of courses with the required number of credits to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits). Courses within the MSc programme are also available to be taken as stand-alone CPD for which credits will be received.
The programme enables students to:
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013