Educational Psychology

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Awards available DEdPsy
Programme length Three years full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2018

Programme overview

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 2018/19

Fees TBC

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

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 2018/19

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.

Programme structure

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our DEdPsy in Educational Psychology.

Entry requirements

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.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Research groups

Careers

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.

Further details about a career as an educational psychologist can be obtained from the British Psychology Society and the Association of Educational Psychologists.

Staff profiles

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.

Dr Sandra Dowling, (Lecturer in Disability Studies)

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 Jak Lee PGCE MEd EdD, (Senior Lecturer), coaching, organisational change, supporting schools in difficulty

Dr Dan O'Hare, (Teaching Fellow in Educational Psychology)

Dr Val Williams, (Professor), Analysing naturally-occuring communication; inclusive research including disabled people as active researchers; mental health support needs of young people with learning difficulties.

How to apply
Application deadline:

For funded applications, please see the Association of Educational Psychologists website.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 44% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 36% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 19% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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