University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Applied Psychology (Healthcare) for Children and Young People

This course which aims to train psychology graduates in the range of skills and competencies essential for the delivery of tier 2 psychological assessments and interventions in a range of services for children, young people and their families. In addition to the essential elements for applied psychologists in health (e.g. assessment and formulation, and evaluation) and Child and Adolescent Mental Health professionals (e.g. recognition of Child Abuse, developmental impairments and delays), there is a particular focus on the Early Years and Early Intervention across a variety of settings.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in psychology (or its equivalent), and eligibility for graduate basis for registration with the British psychological society; a genuine interest in working with children and young people is essential; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Assessment and formulation; child and adolescent development; early years and early intervention; evaluation and research; professional context and clinical management; promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing; psychological intervention and structured treatment approaches.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Online study £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Online study £ 9,650 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Online study £ 9,650 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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