Research course

Educational and Child Psychology

UCL - University College London · Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants for the Professional Doctorates should note that additional requirements, including relevant work experience, will apply. UK applications for the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology are handled by a Clearing House. Please visit

Months of entry


Course content

Since 2012, theses have been available electronically via our secure virtual learning environment. Thesis topics for our 2011–14 cohort are listed at

UCL has a long standing reputation for innovation and excellence in professional training in Educational Psychology and our mission is to equip you to seize both current and future opportunities through training you as applied educational and child psychologists able to practice innovatively, accountably and reflectively within local authority services and other rewarding settings. The provision of Childrens' Services and the role and training of educational psychologists is currently experiencing a period of change, questioning established practices and moving towards increasingly accountable, evidence-based, inclusive approaches to meeting childrens' and families' needs.

Department specialisms

Neuroscience Psychological Therapy Society Health and Wellbeing Children

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
Fee available on request from the department
International students
Fee available on request from the department

Successful applicants who secure funded training places will have their university fee paid from the National College for Teaching and Learning funding for all three years.

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration

Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Ms Helen Hosier
+44 (0)20 7679 5307
020 7679 3001