The Educational and Child Psychology DEdPsy programme from University College London (UCL) integrates three key elements - academic knowledge, research ability and professional practice.
Through research-led teaching, we aim to enable our students to deliver evidence-based and innovative psychological practice with children and young people, their families and other professionals.
We also strive to conduct rigorous practice-based research in relation to the developmental, learning and mental health needs of children and young people aged 0-25 years.
We are located within the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, a world leading integrated department of applied psychology, focusing on the implementation of ground-breaking research to improve development, education, and mental and physical wellbeing in individuals and social groups. We use a broad range of scientific approaches to advance understanding and practice across these domains. The department has an exceptional track record of influencing policy in the delivery of health, education, and social care.
All EP trainees that receive a government funded place and bursary commit to work for a minimum of two years full-time equivalent in a local authority in England immediately following graduation.
To date, all DECPsy graduates have been successful in their application for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), so have been able to start independent practice immediately on completion of training. In addition, all applications for chartership to the British Psychological Society (BPS) have been successful, a recognition of the high standards of professional competence that have been achieved over the course of training.
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Programme StructureResearch areas:
Research competence is developed through engagement in a significant piece of original, professionally relevant research. Trainees develop skills in critiquing the existing knowledge base and in designing studies to address questions important to advancing theory and practice in educational psychology.
- Child and adolescent development (atypical and typical)
- Assessment (e.g. learning; social, emotional and mental health)
- Educational Interventions
- Psychological Therapy
- Systems and services
- Health and wellbeing
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
DisciplinesEducation Psychology Clinical Psychology View 50 other PhDs in Education in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject.
- Applicants for the Professional Doctorates should note that additional requirements, including relevant work experience, will apply.
- UK applications for the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology are handled by the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP).
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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