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Applied Educational Psychology DAppEdPsy

Applied Educational Psychology DAppEdPsy

Key information

Qualification type

DAppEdPsy - Doctorate in Applied Educational Psychology

Subject areas

Educational Psychology Applied Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

This doctorate will enable you to become a registered educational psychologist in the UK. It is accredited by the BPS and approved by the HCPC. Educational psychology is about the study and understanding of people's behaviour and the inter-relationship this has with organisational structures within educational and community settings. The course will suit those with some understanding of educational systems and settings. You will learn how to support the social and educational development of children and young people aged 0-25 years. You will also learn how to work with other professionals, such as teachers. Our aims are to: promote the fullest possible inclusive education and social inclusion and mitigate the effects of impairment, social and economic deprivation and disadvantage. During the first year there is an emphasis on the development of professional criticality and self-reflection and the acquisition of process skills including the use of: Supervision; consultation; solution-oriented practices; narrative practices and dynamic assessment.

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Study mode

Full time


36 months

Start date



This module aims to provide students with opportunities to consider how educational and social diversity affect learning and professional practice; to provide opportunities to consider how research methods impact on knowledge creation and understanding; to explore the role of educational psychology in developing social and educational inclusion; to develop students’ analytic skills; to develop students’ written presentation. In this module we address equality of opportunity and outcome. Thus multicultural, social capital and class, disability, gender and sexual identity issues are considered. The role of educational psychologists with regard to children seen to be more vulnerable, for example children in public care. Included in this module is an understanding of the complex nature of social exclusion and of initiatives to address this phenomenon, and the place of the role of the EP in working in organisations to be part of complex solutions.
Systematic Review of the Literature
Portfolio of Professional Work
Research Proposal
Portfolio of Professional Work
Empirical Research Study

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

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 should have a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in psychology which is eligible for Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society. You also need at least one year of relevant, paid work experience at the point of application. Work experience should have: focused on children and young people's education development and psychological well-being; given insight and understanding into educational systems in the UK and led to ideas on how psychology may be applied.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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