Suitable for individuals with: -- a qualification in psychology which confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS), usually by the December preceding the start of the programme -- appropriate and sufficient experience of working with children (0-19) in educational, social services or community settings -- For non-native speakers of English a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 will be required.
Months of entry
The aim of the programme is to offer knowledge and expertise for a career as an educational psychologist (EP), via doctorate-level study. Completion of the programme confers eligibility to apply for registration as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and to the British Psychological Society (BPS) for Chartered EP status.
The aim of the programme is to provide a sound theoretical basis, as well as the requisite skills in applying psychology, to equip trainees to perform the role of the educational psychologist.
The curriculum covers the following six themes:
- Research methods in educational psychology
- Processes and methods of assessment.
- The psychology of learning: managing change
- The psychology of behaviour: managing change
- Understanding and working with systems, organisations and groups: managing change
- The role of the educational psychologist: managing change
Each trainee has two personal tutors plus a fieldwork supervisor on each local authority placement.
Full details of entry requirements and course structure can be found here: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p099.html
Information for international students
International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
Fees and funding
For the 2012-2015 cohort, it is anticipated that there will be nine funded places, with fee elements and bursaries provided for all three years, but trainees will have to pay a fee supplement in all three years.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Clair Southard
- +44 (0)29 2087 5393
- +44 (0)29 2087 4858