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Educational Child and Community Psychology

The University of Exeter

36 months
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The Educational Child and Community Psychology course from The University of Exeter is a programme of advanced professional training in educational psychology, recognised and accredited by the British Psychological Society and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council


Key Features

  • The Educational Child and Community Psychology course from The University of Exeter is taught in an internationally recognised centre for educational research
  • As a trainee you will be placed with Educational Psychological Services and other placement providers for supervised practical experience
  • If you are UK resident you may be eligible to apply for a funded place
  • Course emphasis that psychology should be concerned with developing the capacity for humanity in ourselves and in others

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Trainee EPs receive input on therapeutic and systemic interventions including Video Interaction Guidance and Soft Systems Methodologies.
  • Dynamic assessment and standardised assessments techniques are taught throughout Year 1. TEPs visit local schools to develop their skills in dynamic assessment tools.
  • Trainee work in pairs and visit a typically developing infant once a month over the course of Year 1. This results in a piece of writing to reflect their learning about the experiences of early childhood. Example shown.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a 2:2 honours degree in psychology that grants you the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society
  • Normally one year's experience of working with children or young people (0 – 19 years)
  • IELTS score of 7.5 or equivalent where appropriate
  • Clean driving licence or access to a car and driver or a willingness to travel large distances in rural settings on public transport
  • Enhanced level DBS check (or equivalent for non-UK applicants)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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