- a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in psychology, which is eligible for Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society
- completed an approved conversion course or Master's degree, which is eligible for Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society
You also need at least one year of relevant, paid work experience at the point of application. Work experience should have:
- focussed on children and young people's education development and psychological well-being
- given insight and understanding into educational systems in the UK
- led to ideas on how psychology may be applied
To be eligible for this programme you must be a UK resident.
Months of entry
This doctorate will enable you to become a registered educational psychologist in the UK. It is accredited by the BPS and approved by the HCPC.
Educational psychology is about the study and understanding of people's behaviour and the inter-relationship this has with organisational structures within educational and community settings.
The course will suit those with some understanding of educational systems and settings. You will learn how to support the social and educational development of children and young people aged 0-25 years. You will also learn how to work with other professionals, such as teachers.
Information for international students
If you’re an applicant from outside of the UK, you must:
- be living in the UK at the time of application and be able to provide proof of residency
- have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three years preceding the start of the course
- be eligible to work in England for the duration of the course and for at least two years afterwards
If you are uncertain of your status, please contact the University’s Visa and Immigration Team using our online form.
English Language Requirements:
If your first language is not English, you need to meet the following English Language requirements:
Direct Entry: IELTS 7.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).
Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
Fees and funding
See our programme fees and funding web page in our online Prospectus.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Programme Secretary, School of Education Communication and Language Sciences
- +44 (0) 191 208 6569