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.

 

Start date

February
Length of study One year, full-time only
Programme director Dr Angus MacBeth
Opening date for applications for February 2021 entry Wednesday 15th July 2020*
Closing date for applications Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 12 noon*

Please note, these are provisional dates which may change at short notice due to the developing situation around Covid-19.

 

Application Information

The next intake for this programme is February 2021.

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 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

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 Education for Scotland.

Application process

Applications for the February 2021 intake open on Wednesday 15 July 2020 and close on Wednesday 5 August 2020 at 12 noon. Please note, these are provisional dates which may change at short notice due to the developing situation around Covid-19.

Related links

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

Student Study Resources