Research course

Educational Psychology

University of Bristol · School for Policy Studies

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in psychology (or equivalent qualification) that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society. Relevant experience of working with children or young people (aged 0-25). Applicants with a lower second-class degree (or international equivalent) and relevant experience may be considered.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctor of Educational Psychology (DEdPsy) is a research degree accredited by the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. The degree serves as the entry qualification for professional practice and employment in educational psychology. It has been designed to meet the professional training needs of educational psychologists and reflects a shift in orientation in professional training that is implicit in a research degree.

The programme's academic and research goals are:

  • To create an advanced level of knowledge in the areas of child development, educational psychology, special educational needs, assessment and intervention, childhood diversity, family dynamics and educational systems. Assessment is by written assignments.
  • To provide instruction in research methodology to doctoral level (you will be required to complete a 45,000-word dissertation).

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Please refer to the Association of Educational Psychologists AEP website for full details of the application process and deadlines for funded places.

Please note that it is not possible to apply on a self-funded basis and/or direct to the University for this programme.

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DEdPsy
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 117 954 6785