University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Psychological Interventions for Children and Young People

This programme offers advanced study in core aspects of evidence-based psychological interventions and foundation training in therapeutic approaches with children, young people and families; the programme offers the core elements of teaching and learning on the theoretical, conceptual and evidence bases for psychological practice whilst fostering a critical and reflective approach to the clinical application of these.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the course will be considered on an individual basis; guidelines for likely acceptance onto the course are possession of: an Honours degree or equivalent; where an applicant's degree does not meet the required level or is not obviously related to subjects relevant to children and young people's development and/or mental health, they may be admitted at the discretion of the Programme Director so long as they meet the relevant experience requirements stipulated below; and substantial current, or recent, work experience with children and young people in mental health settings; this should provide clinical/clinically relevant experience which may be acquired in statutory or 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

Core modules include: psychological interventions for children and young people. Optional modules include: cognitive behaviour therapy for children and young people (cyCBT): theory and practice; interpersonal psycotherapy: adolescent (IPT-A); parenting: theory and practice; systemic and family approaches.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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Telephone number: 
0131 651 3970