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Educational Psychology (DEdPsy)

3 years (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Course Aims

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.

Applicants should note the following:

Programme Description

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:

Each trainee has two personal tutors plus a fieldwork supervisor on each local authority placement.


In Year 1, there is continuous assessment of theoretical and practical work. In Year 2, as well as continuous assessment of practical work, a small scale research report and related documents are assessed. In Year 3, there is continuing assessment of practical work and trainees submit a 35,000 - 45,000 word research portfolio, including a thesis.

Skills Acquired

Successful graduates will meet all of the HCPC’s Standards of Proficiency and the BPS’s Required Competencies for Practitioner Psychologists.

Career Prospects

All DEdPsy graduates to date have found suitable employment, mostly working as educational psychologists in local authorities in England and Wales.

Special Features

How To Apply

The application process for the 2016-19 cohort has now closed and interviews have taken place. Information regarding applying for a place on the 2017-2020 cohort will be made available in Autumn 2016. Please contact if you have any queries about applying for a place on the DEdPsy Programme.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for individuals with:

For non-native speakers of English a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 will be required.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Please see the DEdPsy website for detailed information about all aspects of completing the application form.

Additional Information

The programme is a three-year, full-time course of study, with trainees spending some time on practical fieldwork placements in local authority (LA) Educational Psychology Services across all three years.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Clair Southard  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 5393  

Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4858  


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