UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Our clinically-oriented postgraduate taught programmes cover psychoanalysis to cognitive behavioural therapy.


We offer an unrivalled portfolio of clinically-oriented masters programmes covering therapeutic modalities from psychoanalysis to cognitive behavioural therapy and soon to include systemic family practice and interpersonal psychotherapy.

Programmes delivered in collaboration with UCL and Anna Freud

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology and Neuroscience in Practice PG Dip: This PG Dip programme is a unique opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of child mental health and psychopathology, with a special focus on childhood trauma. You will explore core concepts, theories and models of current, evidence-based practice, taught by world-renowned experts in psychological, developmental, neurobiological and clinical sciences.
  • Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology MRes: this two-year programme focuses on developing skills in neuroscience and research, with an emphasis on clinical disorders such as autism and anxiety. Students spend their first year in London and their second year at the Child Study Center in Yale, where they complete a substantive research project.
  • Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice MSc: this two-year programme gives students an opportunity to learn about child mental health from multiple perspectives, and to develop practical skills for working with children and families in a clinical setting. In their second year students have a clinical placement in a child and adolescent mental health team (CAMHS) where they are supervised by experienced practitioners.
  • Early Child Development and Clinical Applications MSc: this two-year programme provides a comprehensive understanding of early child development through a range of theoretical and clinical perspectives.
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy DPsych: this four-year full-time, highly selective professional doctorate aims to develop the academic, clinical and research skills needed to practise as a professional Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and will lead to the award of DPsych and professional membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP).
  • Child and Young Persons Psychological Wellbeing Practice PG Dip: this programme, a Department of Health initiative, aims to train a new workforce for CAMHS: Children's Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP). The programme is only available to employees of CYP-IAPT partnerships in London and the South East.
  • Leading Transformation And Change: Children And Young People's Mental Health And Wellbeing Services PG Cert: this programme aims to provide managers with the necessary background knowledge and understanding to implement change within their CAMHS service, the practical tools to manage this change effectively and a framework for reflective practice and evaluation of the implementation process.
  • Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy PG Dip: this 'Recruit to Train' Postgraduate Diploma, a Department of Health initiative, provides specialist post-qualification training for Child and Adolescent (CAMHS) workers within the CYP IAPT model, focusing on the clinical areas of child mental health: anxiety, depression and conduct disorder.
  • Educational Mental Health Practitioner PG Dip: this programme is a shared initiative between the Department of Education and Department of Health and supports the government’s priority to increase access to mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people.
  • Supervision: Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Services PG Cert: this programme is aimed at supporting individuals in their role as Site Supervisors of trainees registered on our other workforce development programmes delivered in collaboration with UCL at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.