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Professional Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology DEdPsy

Professional Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology DEdPsy

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Full time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

EdPsychD - Doctor of Educational Psychology

Subject areas

Psychology Specialisations Educational Psychology Childcare Skills

Course type


Course Summary


The DEdPsy facilitates an understanding of the role of Educational Psychologists (EPs) as applied psychologists working with children and young people, their families and allied professionals. It introduces trainee EPs to the most recent developments in educational psychology and professional practice and promotes high level research skills. The location of the DEdPsy at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) provides trainee EPs with the opportunity to engage in research alongside world leaders in the fields of education and psychology, including staff from the Centre for Research in Autism and Education and the Thomas Coram Research Unit.


All of the DEdPsy graduates to date, have secured posts as educational psychologists. Those who take up a UK government-funded bursary are required to work in an English local authority children’s service for a minimum of two years after qualification.


Trainee EPs successfully completing the programme meet the professional competency requirements set out by the HCPC and BPS. As such they are entitled to register with the HCPC for the protected title of Practitioner Psychologist and to apply for chartered status with the BPS. Graduates are able to apply for posts as practising educational psychologists in local authority children’s services.


Curriculum: Range of Issues and/or Concepts to be Covered -Models of learning, teaching and curriculum pedagogy, including national and international perspectives. Theories of learning and teaching; emotional literacy; teacher and pupil emotional well-being; the cognitive curriculum. -Psychological interventions that promote social and emotional well-being and further social inclusion, and improve attainments. -Working effectively with others to bring about constructive change in a Local Authority context, including: consultation, family/school systems, solution focused brief therapy, Personal Construct Psychology, Neurolinguistic programming. -Various forms of assessment and intervention approaches, including: context based assessment; dynamic assessment; standardised and psychometric assessment.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates should also have experience of working with children and young people from birth to age 25, across a diverse range of employment contexts. Candidates must hold evidence from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) of suitability to engage in direct work with children.

University information

UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury and a second campus in vibrant east London, the university is home to around 42,000 students...more