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Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) MSc

Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) MSc

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General) People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Psychology Specialisations

Course type


Course Summary

The programme provides detailed coverage of all core aspects of psychology: Developmental; social; cognitive; biological psychology; individual difference.

It also includes conceptual and theoretical perspectives in psychology, and psychological research methods and data analysis. You will complete a research project in an area of psychology relevant to mental health.

Why is this programme unique?

It is the only British Psychological Society accredited MSc conversion programme that focuses on the psychology of mental health.

This focus is particularly suited to those who wish to pursue a career in a caring profession such as clinical psychology.

The programme is also unique in being delivered jointly by a staff team offering unrivalled expertise in both psychological science and clinical psychology.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to register with the British Psychological Society through graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC). This will create career opportunities where a psychology degree is advantageous or essential. It also creates opportunities for advanced professional training in psychology (e.g. Clinical Psychology or Educational Psychology), which normally require an undergraduate degree in psychology.


This course is for students enrolled on the MSc Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) programme only. Clinical Psychologists adhere to a Scientist-Practitioner model, using the empirical evidence base of outcome research in the application of treatments for people in distress. This course examines current practice in psychological therapies, and the psychological research which informs this. Attention will be paid to claims about evidence and its application in diverse clinical settings and across specific populations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.