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Applied Educational Psychology Doctor of (DAppEdPsy)

Applied Educational Psychology Doctor of (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.

About this course

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.

The programme emphasises the need to apply psychology critically in order to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. We emphasise development as taking place within a social context and this influences the psychology we draw upon.

Educational Psychologists (EP) work with:

individual children
young people
carers/teachers/other agencies

The work involves supporting individuals and working at the organisational level to facilitate the learning and wellbeing of children and young people. Along with all BPS accredited EP training programmes we draw upon a wide range of psychology.

Course aims

Our aims are to:

promote the fullest possible inclusive education and social inclusion
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:

solution-oriented practices
narrative practices
dynamic assessment

You undertake placements in educational and community settings and study four taught modules which cover:

key issues of inclusion and diversity
working in partnership
learning and social environments
frameworks for practice

During your training you also undertake research projects. These include:

a systematic review of published research in a relevant field
an empirical study presented as a paper for an appropriate peer reviewed journal.


Through this course you will show your developing professional skills and competence to meet the standards required by the:

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

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


36 months

Start date



This module aims to provide students with opportunities to observe and work alongside fully qualified Educational Psychologists in Local Authority (Children?s Services) settings; to experience professional supervision and coaching and begin to develop requisite skills for professional practice and reflection. The portfolio should show that over the course of the placement the TEP has gained knowledge, understanding and skill in: establishing the requirements for and benefits of the services of an educational psychologist; establishing, developing and maintaining good professional relationships with clients; planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating appropriate services; demonstrate a critical and ethical stance toward their professional work; and to evidence (using the Core Competency Framework) and reflect on further learning through the achievement of increased professional competence.
Research Proposal
Systematic Review of the Literature
Portfolio of Professional Work
Portfolio of Professional Work
Empirical Research Study

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The National College for Teaching and Leadership provide a bursary in year one. In years two and three we will seek a bursary for you from a local authority or other commissioners of educational psychology services.

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

2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in psychology, which is eligible for Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society OR completed an approved conversion course or Master's degree, which is eligible for Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society. After becoming eligible for Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society you also need to gain at least one year of relevant, paid work experience at the point of application. Work experience should have: focussed on children and young people's education development and psychological well-being; given insight and understanding into educational systems in the UK; led to ideas on how psychology may be applied. To be eligible for this programme you must be a UK resident. If you’re an applicant from outside of the UK, you must: be living in the UK at the time of application and be able to provide proof of residency; have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three years preceding the start of the course; be eligible to work in England for the duration of the course and for at least two years afterwards.

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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