Educational PsychologyFind a programme
|Run by||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Programme length||Three years full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Start date||September 2017|
The Doctor of Educational Psychology (DEdPsy) is a research degree accredited by the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. The degree serves as the entry qualification for professional practice and employment in educational psychology. It has been designed to meet the professional training needs of educational psychologists and reflects a shift in orientation in professional training that is implicit in a research degree.
The programme's academic and research goals are:
- to create an advanced level of knowledge in the areas of child development, educational psychology, special educational needs, assessment and intervention, childhood diversity, family dynamics and educational systems; (Assessment is by written assignments.)
- and to receive instruction in research methodology to doctoral level. (You will be required to complete a 45,000-word dissertation.)
Fees for 2017/18
- Annual fee
Fees quoted are provisional, per annum and subject to annual increase.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2017/18
The major source of funding is through the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
- Assessment, Learning and Intervention
- Children in Families and Communities
- Local Authority and School Systems
- Psychological Dimensions of Interpersonal Communication
- Research Methods 1
- Understanding and Challenging Social Barriers
- Dimensions of Social and Emotional Development
- Multi-Agency Working
- Promoting Inclusion
- Research Methods 2
- Research Methods 3
- Professional Practice
- Submission of a 45,000-word dissertation
In the first year you will be based at the University with supervised fieldwork placements in a variety of educational and psychological settings.
In years two and three, you will undertake an extensive placement in a psychology service for three days a week. You should also be available for University work and private study for two days a week.
An upper second-class honours degree in psychology (or equivalent qualification) that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society. Relevant experience of working with children or young people (aged 0-19). Applicants with a lower second-class degree (or international equivalent) and relevant experience may be considered.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
The DEdPsych programme leads to a professional qualification in educational psychology, so graduates can register as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.
Educational psychologists are employed across a wide range of fields, including local authorities, social enterprise organisations, private practice, schools and academies, and the health service.
Norah Fry Research Centre
Carmel Hand, (Senior Teaching Fellow), Extensive experience in educational psychology practice, management and strategic work in Local Authorities; particular interest in educational exclusion in practice and working with parents.
Jak Lee PGCE MEd EdD, (Senior Lecturer), coaching, organisational change, supporting schools in difficulty
Dr John Franey, (Senior Teaching Fellow), Ethics in professional practice; leadership and management in local authorities; school based multi agency group work.
Dr Rob Green, Assessment, Learning and intervention; dimensions of social and emotional development; multi-agency working ; psychological dimensions of interpersonal communication.
Dr Val Williams, (Reader), Analysing naturally-occuring communication; inclusive research including disabled people as active researchers; mental health support needs of young people with learning difficulties.
For funded applications, please see the Association of Educational Psychologists website.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
The Bristol Doctoral College facilitates and supports doctoral training and researcher development across the University.