University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion)

This is a professionally accredited new programme that offers you the opportunity to study psychology to graduate level and become eligible for graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society. The programme provides detailed coverage of all core aspects of psychology: developmental, social, cognitive, biological and neuropsychology, and individual differences. It also includes conceptual and theoretical perspectives in psychology and psychological research methods.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 honours degree or its international equivalent. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of their spoken and written English: IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module); PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections); CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module).

Course modules

Courses: development and developmental psychopathology; individual differences in mental health; social psychology of mental health; discovering development; research methods: data management and analysis; neuropsychology and biological psychology; cognitive psychology and cognitive disorders; psychological therapies. 1 course from psychology's range of optional courses.

Assessment methods

Students study a combination of compulsory and option courses and complete a research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3969