School of Health in Social Science

MSc in Applied Psychology (Healthcare) For Children and Young People

The MSc in Applied Psychology (Healthcare) for Children and Young People is a taught Masters programme. It trains psychology graduates to become competent practitioners in psychological assessment and interventions with children, young people and families presenting with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

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​This 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. Successful applicants will be employed as a trainee Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology for one year by a Scottish NHS board. Successful completion of the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People will allow graduates to apply for Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology (Children and Young People) posts.

 

Start date

February
Length of study One year, full-time only
Programme director Dr Fiona Duffy
Opening date for applications for February 2019 entry To be advised
Closing date for applications To be advised

 

February entry details

The next intake for this programme is February 2019.

Applications will be available on this webpage in July 2018, with a three week deadline for submission.

 

Aims

The MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People 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.

Structure

The structure of the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People

Career prospects

The programme has been designed to respond to innovations in the training structure for applied psychologists.

Entry requirements

Information about the entry requirements to the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People.

Fees

The programme is currently fully funded by the NHS.

Apply

Application information for the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People. The next intake for this programme will be February 2019.

Related links

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

Student Study Resources