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Clinical and Health Psychology MScR

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations

Course type


Course Summary

The PhD and MSc by Research in Clinical Psychology offer the chance to work with, and be supervised by, a range of clinical academics across many areas of psychology.

Candidates should note that these programmes do not lead to Chartered Clinical Psychologist status. Our research involves national and international collaborations, with many projects involving NHS partnerships.

Our research interests include: mindfulness and third wave approaches; eating behaviours and disorders; psychosis and complex mental health; risk and resilience in children and adolescents; psychological treatments; and violent behaviour and sexual offending.

Training and support

The MSc by Research programmes allow you to conduct an independent research project that makes a significant contribution to your chosen field of study and to further develop your research skills. We provide expertise in a variety of research methods including qualitative and quantitative approaches.

You will be assigned two supervisors (usually one for MSc by Research) and you will meet with your supervisors regularly. Workshops, seminars and courses in research methods are available to postgraduate students undertaking a higher degree by research.

We work in close collaboration with the Graduate School of Social & Political Science, enabling School of Health in Social Science research students to benefit from the extensive suite of social science research courses offered by both Schools.


Students will produce a 30,000 word dissertation on a topic agreed with the supervisor(s), to be submitted within one-year of registration full-time or two years part-time. The dissertation will normally consist of a piece of empirical work related to clinical or health psychology, through analysis of large existing datasets, and meta-analysis can also be carried out by agreement with the supervisor(s). The dissertation is expected to provide a critical review of the relevant literature, in addition to the completion of an innovative piece of empirical work, which will be analysed using appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods. Each student will be allocated one (occasionally two, depending on the nature of the project) research supervisors at the start of registration.

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject area.

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