School of Health in Social Science

Application process

Applications for a February 2024 start are currently closed.

Selection process

The selection process for the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People is conducted in three stages.

Stage 1

Complete and submit the application before the specified deadline.

Applicants are also invited to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. This is included in the online application form.
Stage 2

Your submitted application is distributed to the academic programme team for an initial screening. 

Applications that fulfil the essential criteria are then passed on to representatives of the relevant Health Boards and the academic programme team for short-listing. 

Candidates selected at this stage will be invited for interview. Candidates will be notified by email if they have been short-listed for interview. 

Stage 3 A joint interview panel (of NHS and academic representatives) select applicants for admission onto the programme. Interviews will take place in Edinburgh.

The University does not permit students to be registered on more than one programme of study at any one time. 

Consequently, you must advise us if you are currently on a programme at this or any other university or institution and you must ensure that you exit any current programme of study before the start of the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People.

Are you thinking of applying for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology beyond this programme? 

The MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People has been designed as an innovation in the training structure for Applied Psychologists and provides MSc graduates to NHS workforce roles. NES funds these training roles. 

Please note, NES does not fund places in the Glasgow or Edinburgh Clinical Doctorate Training Programmes for candidates who apply to the Clearing House while in receipt of NES funding for the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People

This means, if you are successful and continue with your acceptance of the place on the MSc Applied Psychology for Children and Young People, you would not be eligible to apply to the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Glasgow or Edinburgh in the September to November/December 2023 application window for 2024 intake.