Clinical Psychology

Information for applicants with offers

What to do next if you have been offered a place.

Information for Applicants
Welcome to the MSc Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion). You are joining a university with a world-class reputation for research and teaching, in a vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful city.


Teaching for the 2021/22 programme will start on the 20th of September 2021. Welcome Week will take place on the 13th - 17th September.

Coming to Edinburgh before the beginning of your first semester is a great opportunity to settle into the city and explore Edinburgh and Scotland before studies start. Follow the link below to see what Edinburgh as a city has to offer.

Edinburgh City Life

If you arrive during August, you'll find yourself in the midst of the biggest arts and literature festivals in the world, with many events taking place on the university campus. Follow the links below for details about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Our programme team and our students come from all over the world, and we're very pleased to welcome you to Scotland.

Deadlines for accepting offers

When we make you a conditional or unconditional offer, a deadline for accepting the offer is automatically generated. You may accept an offer to this programme and to other programmes elsewhere without penalty, and make a decision later about where to attend.

Applicants with offers conditional on language tests

There are often long waits for language tests. You can accept a conditional offer on language as long as you have a test booked by the August before the start of your programme. When your test is complete and you have your results, upload your certificate to EUCLID, where it can be reviewed by admissions.

Getting started

Once you've accepted your offer with us, you can start preparing for your studies. You do not need to read lots of books in advance of starting your studies. However, if you would like to do some reading we recommend two texts that you may find useful as an introduction to studying psychology.

  • Heffernan, T.M. (2014). A Students guide to studying psychology. Taylor Francis Psychology Press.
  • Schacter, D.L., Gilbert, D.T. & Wegner, D.M. (2012). Psychology. Palgrave-MacMillan, UK.

The programme timetable follows the University academic timetable. For more information please follow the link below:

Get engaged on Facebook and Twitter

The School of Health in Social Science has a Facebook page, and Twitter account, which can be accessed at the below links.

Psychology Society

The Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) has a total of over 240 societies, which any student can join. The Psychology Society might be of particular interest to students studying the MSc in Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion). The society has a range of social events and academic talks featuring professional psychologists as guest speakers. They also support a student-led psychology journal, called Think. To find out more about the society, click the link below: