Clinical Psychology

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.

 

 

Event on 29th June for applicants from ethnically minoritised backgrounds

Are you from an ethnically minoritised backgound and want to work with children and young people in mental health? Would you like to hear more about the clinical associate training and tips on applying? We are running an event on Wednesday 29th June at 7.30pm, sign up here.

 

Start date

February
Length of study One year, full-time only
Programme director Dr Fiona Duffy
Opening date for applications for February 2023 entry Wednesday 22nd June 2022 Apply now
Closing date for applications for February 2023 entry Wednesday 13th July 2022 at 12 noon

Applicant Handbook

Further information about the programme can be found here.

Application Information

The next intake for this programme is February 2023 

Aims

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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 evidence-based interventions in 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

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

Fees

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The programme is currently fully funded by the NHS Education for Scotland.

Application process

Applications for a February 2023 start are now open.

Apply

Applications for a February 2023 start are now open. Applications must be fully completed and submitted by the 13th of July 2022 at 12 noon.

Related links

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

Student Study Resources