University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Psychological Therapy in Primary Care

This Master�s course, delivered jointly by the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, was designed by National Health Service (NHS) professionals and clinical academics to train people to deliver evidence-based psychological therapies to adults in Primary Care.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an Honours degree in Psychology (at upper second class or above) conferring the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society. Applicants for this course should be aware that they are also applying for employment with the NHS and therefore must be eligible for, and have appropriate personal qualities suited to employment in the NHS. Recruitment will be jointly undertaken by representative senior academic and NHS staff.

Course modules

Modules include: Assessment, diagnosis and formulation; professional and ethical issues; research project; principles and methods of psychological therapy; common mental health disorders in primary care; research, evaluation and outcome

Assessment methods

The course will comprise 50 percent academic study and 50 percent practical clinical placement work. Academic assessment will be by case reports based on NHS clinical work, an essay, examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Online study - 12 months

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