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Educational Psychology DEdPsy

Key information

Qualification type

DEdChPsy - Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology

Subject areas

Educational Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

The aim of the programme is to provide a sound theoretical basis, as well as the requisite skills in applying psychology, to equip trainees to perform the role of the educational psychologist. The curriculum covers the following six themes: Research methods in educational psychology; Processes and methods of assessment; The psychology of learning: managing change; The psychology of behaviour: managing change; Understanding and working with systems, organisations and groups: managing change; The role of the educational psychologist: managing change. Each trainee has two personal tutors plus a fieldwork supervisor on each local authority placement.

The aim of the programme is to offer knowledge and expertise for a career as an educational psychologist (EP), via doctorate-level study. Completion of the programme confers eligibility to apply for registration as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and to the British Psychological Society (BPS) for Chartered EP status.All DEdPsy graduates to date have found suitable employment, mostly working as educational psychologists in local authorities in England and Wales.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students with a qualification in psychology which confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS), usually by the December preceding the start of the programme; appropriate and sufficient experience of working with children (0-25 at time of application) in educational, social services or community settings.