Research course

Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate (AppEd and ChildPsyD)

University of Birmingham · School of Education
AppEd / Child PsyD

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Psychology and be eligible for the GBR (Graduate Basis of Registration) with the BPS (British Psychological Society)

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

This programme leads to the academic award and professional qualification in educational psychology of Doctor of Applied Educational and Child Psychology (App Ed and Child Psy D). Graduates from the programme are eligible for chartered status with the British Psychological Society and for application for registration as educational psychologists with the Health Professions Council.

The programme comprises a number of taught elements, augmented by supervised professional practice placements in a number of approved local authority and other settings. To complete the programme, students need to meet the assessed academic, research and supervised professional practice requirements of the programme, demonstrating the standards of proficiency required of practitioner educational psychologists by the Health Professions Council, and attaining learning outcomes specified by the British Psychological Society.

The academic and research requirements are assessed through a number of assignments completed during Year 1 of the programme, and a thesis compiled during Years 2 and 3 of study. The thesis comprises two volumes: Volume 1 is a report of a substantive original empirical study, while Volume 2 contains four practitioner research reports of work undertaken during the second and third years of training within the supervised professional practice context(s).

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

AppEd / Child PsyD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Mrs Beverley Burke, Programme Secretary
+44 (0)121 414 4883