Educational Psychology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
91 place StudyQA ranking:13034 Duration:36 months

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The Doctor of Educational Psychology (DEdPsy) is a research degree accredited by the British Psychological Society. The degree serves as the entry qualification for professional practice and employment in Educational Psychology. It has been designed to meet the professional training needs of Educational Psychologists (EPs) and reflects a shift in orientation in professional training which is implicit in a research degree.

The programme has several academic, research and professional goals:

Academic: To create an advanced level of knowledge in the areas of child development, educational psychology, special educational needs, assessment and intervention, childhood diversity, family dynamics and educational systems.

Research: There will be direct instruction in research methodology to Doctoral level. You will be required to complete a 45,000 word dissertation.

Professional: The programme will prepare you for the wide range of challenges and demands in diverse contexts.


Programme structure Year One

* Assessment, Learning and Intervention
* Children in Families and Communities
* Local Authority and School Systems
* Psychological Dimensions of Interpersonal Communication
* Research Methods 1
* Understanding and Challenging Social Barriers

Years One/Two

* Dimensions of Social and Emotional Development
* Multi-Agency Working
* Promoting Inclusion

Years Two/Three

* Research Methods 2
* Research Methods 3

Year Three

* Professional Practice
* Submission of a 45,000-word dissertation

In Year One you will be based at the University with supervised fieldwork placements in a variety of educational and psychological settings.

In Years Two and Three you will be able to apply for posts as Educational Psychologists and undertake the required placement learning at your workplace (for three days a week in Year Two and four days a week in Year Three). You should also be available for University work for two days a week in Year Two, and one day a week in Year Three.


An upper second-class honours degree in Psychology (or equivalent qualification) that confers Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society. Relevant experience of working with children or young people (0-19).

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

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