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Doctor of Educational and Child Psychology

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

Join education professionals from all over the world for a postgraduate course that will advance your career.
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Course description

This professional training course will give you the skills, competencies and HCPC registration required to practise as an educational psychologist. We teach you the theory and support your practice, so you’ll be well prepared for your future career.

Content

This programme is non-modular, but will include:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Assessment and Intervention
  • The Education of Children with Additional Needs
  • Group Training for Support Staff
  • Professional Issues
  • Over 300 days of supervised professional practice placements

Applying

For funded entry, you'll need to apply via the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) website. The application system for entry in September 2019 is now open. The application deadline is December 2018. Please see the AEP website for more details, developments and news.

Funded entry: apply via AEP website

Self-funding applicants should apply directly to the University of Sheffield.

Self-funded: apply now

Teaching

A mix of placement, private study and teaching from tutors. Your usual weekly pattern will be:

Year 1: Two days teaching, one day private study, two days work placement.

Year 2: One day teaching, one day private study, three days work placement.

Year 3: One day teaching or research, one day private study, three days work placement.

Assessment

Essays, practical work folders and a dissertation including research portfolio.

Duration

3 years full-time

Entry requirements

You must have over one year of full-time (or equivalent) experience of working with children within educational, childcare or community settings. You will also need an honours degree in psychology that is recognised by the BPS for graduate membership.

Disclosure and Barring Service

As this course involves working with children and young people, you'll need to provide an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal convictions and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to your training starting.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Apply

For funded entry, you'll need to apply via the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) website.

Funded entry: apply via AEP website

Self-funding applicants should apply directly to the University of Sheffield.

Self-funded: apply now

Contact

education-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8177

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.