Taught course

Advanced Practice and Research: Educational and Community Psychology

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust · Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
PhD by taught

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to: hold a Masters level degree in Educational psychology; have chartered status/Graduate Basis for Certification (GBC); have a minimum of two years’ (full time equivalent) relevant paid experience as an educational psychologist; have a coherent, well-structured and concise written application.

Months of entry


Course content

This is the only child and educational psychology Doctorate course in the UK that includes opportunities for developing multidisciplinary perspectives in an NHS setting.

The aim of this course is to encourage and support you to develop your independent learning, professional skills, knowledge and practice through critical application and analysis of the theoretical, research and evidence.

In each of years one and two you will attend core study days and be supported through lectures and group seminars in research methods and advanced practice and supervision.

You will submit one professional practice and one research methods assignment (each 5000 words) in both year one and two.

By the end of year two, you will have a clear proposal for your research and over the next two years you will make use of study days and regular research supervision to support you in implementing your research.

During each year that you are on the course you may access additional CPD courses at a discounted rate and during the first three years you can access one Group Relations Conference, without charge. You can also access research week activities and the research conference.

The course culminates with the submission of a 40,000 word thesis and viva examination.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We are happy to offer a range of ways to pay your fees, as well as some funding for specific courses.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Qualification and course duration

PhD by taught

part time
48 months

Course contact details

Katie Oliver
+44 (0)20 8938 2213 / 2214