Clinical Psychology

MSc Psychological Therapies

The MSc Psychological Therapies programme provides practitioner level training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). This part-time programme has three exit points: the one-year Postgraduate Certificate, the two-year Postgraduate Diploma and the three-year MSc.

Start date September 2021
Length of study 2 - 6 years (part-time)
Programme director Prof Liz Gilchrist
Closing date for applications Please contact

Have a question about the programme?

MSc Psychological Therapies (Full Time)  - new for the academic year 2021-22

The full-time programme is aimed at applicants who are recent graduates or those looking for a change in career who do not hold a core clinical qualification or equivalent.  The programme takes applicants from graduate status and provides general clinical skills training and specific CBT training.  Further details can be found below.


Who is this programme for?

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This programme is suitable for professionals working in the field of health and social care who want to advance their skills and qualifications in an evidence-based psychotherapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 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.

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.

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.

MSc Psychological Therapies (Full Time)

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The full-time programme is aimed at applicants who are recent graduates or those looking for a change in career who do not hold a core clinical qualification or equivalent.

Centre for Psychological Therapies

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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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