Clinical Psychology

Why choose this programme?

The MSc in Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) is a British Psychological Society accredited psychology conversion programme.

It is unique in the UK in its focus on the psychological perspectives of mental health and illness. It is also unique in that staff in Clinical Psychology and Psychology deliver the programme jointly. 

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The programme covers all key areas of psychology: Developmental, social, cognitive, biological and neuropsychology, and individual differences. It also covers conceptual and theoretical perspectives in psychology and psychological research methods.

You will become part of a vibrant and diverse community of psychology students and be taught by a team of internationally leading researchers and clinical psychologists.

  • As an MSc Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) graduate you will be eligible to become a member of the British Psychological Society.
  • The programme is the only BPS conversion programme with a focus on the psychology of mental health.
  • The lecturers include world-renowned researchers in psychology and many are clinical psychologists with up-to-date professional experience in clinical practice.
  • The programme is based in Clinical Psychology which offers a range of higher professional psychology degrees that you might wish to apply for upon graduating with your MSc.
  • The University of Edinburgh offers a thriving psychology community that you will become a part of, with international quality research resources across a range of specialist areas of psychology.

MSc: Master of Science; BPS: British Psychological Society