Clinical Psychology

MSc Psychological Therapies

The MSc Psychological Therapies programme provides practitioner level training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).

Start date September 
Length of study Two years full-time, or two to six years part-time
Programme director Prof Liz Gilchrist
Closing date for applications Information on application deadlines can be found on the Degree Finder

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Who is this programme for?

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The full-time programme is aimed at recent graduates or those looking for a change in career who do not hold a core clinical qualification or equivalent. The part-time programme is aimed at applicants who already hold a core clinical qualification or equivalent. There is a special, but not exclusive, focus on children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Programme aims

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The programme aims to provide graduates with knowledge and skills in evidence-based psychological therapies.

Full-time programme content and structure

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Teaching is delivered through a mixture of workshops, lectures and seminars, individual and peer supervision, delivered using a blend of on campus and remote delivery, supplemented by individual and group online tasks.

Part-time programme content and structure

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Classes are typically delivered in full-days either as part of week-long blocks or ‘contact’ days on a monthly basis.  Learning is collaborative, experiential and strikes a balance between information-sharing, skills-building, and critical pedagogy.

Entry requirements

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Entry requirements for applicants.

Fees and funding

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Fees information for MSc Psychological Therapies.

Career opportunities

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Graduates can expect to gain employment in clinical services or private practice as mental health practitioners.

How to Apply

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Please ensure you have read the entrance requirements for this programme and are confident of meeting the criteria before applying online.

Information for applicants with offers

Welcome to the MSc Psychological Therapies. You are joining a university with a world-class reputation for research and teaching, in a vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful city.

Meet our staff

Our academic and support team are experts in their fields. Professor Liz Gilchrist is the programme director for MSc Psychological Therapies.

Centre for Psychological Therapies

The Centre for Psychological Therapies at the University of Edinburgh provides evidence based psychological therapies for children and young people in the community.

The Centre can offer clinical placements and supervision for students on the MSc Psychological Therapies programme.  Email for further details.

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