University of Glasgow

Institute of Health and Wellbeing

Course code:


Course length:

36 months (3 years) full-time or with APL 31 months full-time


You can email any enquiries after checking all 6 pages below, which cover most FAQs

Administration email:

[email protected]


Who can apply:

We do not consider applications from final year undergraduates.

If you have already received funding from NHS Education Scotland for psychological training you may not be able to apply this year.

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more details.


You need a 2:1 or above in your GBC qualification: Undergraduate psychology degree or Masters level conversion course (an average of 60% or higher).

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more details.


There is no minimum period of experience, however we expect candidates to have worked under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist or in a similar setting.

Please see our Entry Requirements page for more details.


Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction.
We do not offer self-funded places.


We do not have any additional tests as part of short-listing.

Please see our Selection Procedure page for details of assessments at interview stage.


The Programme participates in the Disability Confident scheme.

Please see our Selection Procedure page for details of how this is implemented.

Document requirements:

Please provide a document confirming your GBC status, plus:

  • Undergraduate degree TRANSCRIPT
  • Conversion course TRANSCRIPT (if completed)
  • If the transcript for your GBC course (undergrad or conversion) does not give a final overall percentage grade, please provide a letter from the course giving this grade

Please note provision of the two Scottish programmes is currently out to Tender. A provider will be chosen before interview stage.

Professional accreditation

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)

Accreditation of Prior Learning

We have two pathways through training, both of which operate on a full-time basis.

  • 3 year (36 month) full-time pathway
  • APL (31 month) full-time pathway

Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is applied to candidates who have completed either the MSc in Applied Psychology (Healthcare) for Children and Young people at the University of Edinburgh or the MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care (MSc PTPC) provided jointly by the Universities of Stirling and Dundee. These programmes, which are also funded by NES, have significant clinical practice (placement) components. Eligibility for APL does not confer advantage during the selection process, however for those successful applicants that meet the criteria for APL, the duration of the programme is 31 months.

Approach and theories

  • Cognitive-behavioural, including "third wave" models
  • Systemic therapeutic approaches
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychology 

Placement locations

The Programme is delivered by the University of Glasgow in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the NHS (Scotland). The programme covers a wide geographical area, across the West and North of Scotland.   Trainees will be employed by one of the four NHS Health Boards associated with the Programme, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Highland).   All of the trainee’s placements will be within their employing Health Board, on rare occasions placement availability means that one placement may take place in another Health Board. Across all partner boards the location of services (and placements) is varied in terms of rural, urban and inner-city populations. Public transport links vary in frequency and reach across the Boards therefor it is useful if trainees have access to their own transport. Health conditions and carer responsibilities are taken into account in the allocation of placements.

Last updated:

25th July 2023