Doctorate On Campus

Applied Educational and Child Psychology

University of Birmingham

36 months
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The Applied Educational and Child Psychology programme from University of Birmingham is a research degree and professional training that confers eligibility to apply for registration as practitioner psychologist (educational) with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


The Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate (App Ed and Child Psy D) programme is approved by the HCPC and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Why study this programme?

The programme provides:

  • a unique research-based approach to practice
  • module-based learning in core domains underpinned by contemporary developments in educational psychology
  • a distinctive focus upon anti-oppressive practice and supporting diversity, and on supervision.
  • a highly praised tutorial system
  • close, supportive working relationships with local Educational Psychology Services 


The Applied Educational and Child Psychology programme from University of Birmingham sets out to ensure that by the end of the training, graduates are able to demonstrate the standards of the proficiency required by the Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC), to enable graduates to apply to join the register maintained by the HCPC. Registration is a necessary condition for practice as an educational psychologist within the UK.

In parallel, the programme conforms fully to the British Psychological Society’s programme accreditation criteria, and addresses the learning outcomes specified for educational psychologists by the Society. Graduation from the programme therefore enables past trainees to apply to the Society for chartered membership as educational psychologists.

To date all graduates of the App Ed and Child Psy D programme have secured posts as local authority educational psychologists upon completion of their postgraduate professional training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment and Intervention
  • Psychology in Professional Practice
  • Working with Organisational and Communities
  • Complex Individual Needs
  • Philosophy of Social Science Research
  • Research Design, Practice and Ethics
  • Fundamentals in Qualitative Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements are set by the Association of Educational Psychologists and full details may be found on their website. Please note that as we do not offer self-funded places can you check the residency criteria to ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements for funding.

Tuition Fee

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765 - 1134 GBP /month
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