Research course

Applied Educational Psychology

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in psychology 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our doctorate in Applied Educational Psychology enables students to become educational psychologists. The course will suit those with some understanding of educational systems and settings. Our graduates can register with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise in the UK.
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.
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.
You can apply online through the Association of Educational Psychologists website.

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Information for international students

To study this course 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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Programme Secretary, School of Education Communication and Language Sciences
+44 (0) 191 208 6569