University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice

This programme offers the core elements of teaching and learning on the theoretical, conceptual and evidence base for psychological practice whilst fostering a critical and reflective approach to the clinical application of these. The programme enables students to develop their practice through engagement with research and scholarship in psychological theory and practice; develop advanced skills in the critical appraisal of psychological practice in the field of child and adolescent mental health; develop and consolidate an extended knowledge base of theoretical and clinical approaches to psychological therapy for children, young people and families.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course will be considered on an individual basis; guidelines for likely acceptance onto the course are possession of an undergraduate degree or equivalent (reaching SCQF level 9) and substantial current or recent work experience providing clinical/clinically relevant experience of children and young people in mental health settings, including statutory and voluntary organisations; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Evidence-based psychological interventions; child development in practice; discovering development (MSc only); applied developmental psychopathology; attachment theory in clinical settings; parenting: theory and practice; trauma and resilience in a developmental context.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

MSc Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3970