Psychological Therapy in Primary Care MSc

School of Medicine

This BPS- and BABCP-accredited, NHS-funded professional training course provides you with the clinical competences to work in modern mental health services

Date of entry

January 2025

Start date
January 2025
12 months (full time)
Ninewells Hospital / Stirling / Placements
Applications for January 2025

Applications for the 2025 course will open in July 2024.

You can find out further information at our Interviews and placements for MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care guide.

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Mental health services across the UK are facing a growing demand for therapeutic services to treat common mental health disorders. The NHS commitment to delivering evidence-based treatments means that the theoretical focus of this course is on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). 

Delivered jointly by the University of Stirling and the University of Dundee, it is designed by NHS professionals and clinical academics to give you the clinical and professional skills you need to work as a clinical associate in applied psychology within the NHS.

You'll receive expert training in delivering evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to adults in primary care, and develop your knowledge of the prevalence, diagnostic criteria, presentation and treatment of common mental health disorders within a CBT framework.

You'll gain the abilities to meet a range of performance targets safely, while responding constructively to clinical supervision, in line with professional and ethical guidelines.

Applicants to this course simultaneously apply for employment with the NHS and, if accepted, their tuition fees are paid by NHS Education for Scotland. You'll undergo training and clinical supervision within the NHS.

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