Research course

Educational Psychology

UCL - University College London · Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health 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.

Months of entry


Course content

The CPD doctorate in educational psychology (the DEdPsy) is a flexible four-year (part-time) research degree tailored to meet the needs of qualified and practising educational psychologists with at least one year's experience.

The carefully structured programme enables practising educational psychologists to explore complex real-life issues through combining a practical, applied focus with academic and research excellence. Students carry out high-quality applied research into important issues in the range of contexts within which EPs are employed, as well as further developing their own research skills and evidence-based practice.

Research areas and structure

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychological therapy
  • Society
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Children and adolescent development (atypical and typical)
  • Educational interventions

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DEdPsy
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.

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