Clinical Psychology

Career opportunities

This programme will help develop the skills you need for a career in psychology.

Our MSc in Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) programme provides graduates with an understanding of the core areas of Psychology and their application to mental health. This will create opportunities in careers where a psychology degree is advantageous or essential. This could include a career in academia, research, or as a practitioner psychologist.

Please note that you may need to meet other requirements, such as the right to work in the UK, to be eligible for practitioner training programmes within this country. Please therefore bear this in mind when considering if a psychology conversion programme is the right programme for you. Requirements for career pathways also differ internationally so you should check what type of degree is required to follow your career path within your chosen country.

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Our masters degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means that our graduates are eligible to register with the BPS, through graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC). This is essential for many psychology practitioner training roles in the UK (e.g. clinical psychology, health psychology, forensic psychology) for which an accredited undergraduate or conversion degree is the first step.

The BPS website offers the most up to date information on careers in Psychology. Please see their website for further information about:

Careers in Psychology in the UK

How to start your career in Psychology

Related roles and careers in Psychology

Careers Advice

The Prospects website also has helpful advice on what careers a psychology degree is essential or useful for.

And our colleagues in Psychology have a careers section featuring case studies of recent graduates: Undergraduate Careers in Psychology

Once you are studying with us, you can access the University of Edinburgh’s Careers Service, which is available to all current students and recent graduates.