Taught course

Applied Educational Psychology Doctorate

University of Nottingham · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Applicants to this programme should possess a minimum 2:1 honours degree in psychology, or equivalent, which the British Psychological Society has recognised as providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.

The relevant degree must be at the 2:1 level or above. Degrees classified 2:2 may be supplemented by Masters level degrees or above.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they have gained relevant experience of working with children and young people in which sustained levels of responsibility have been maintained, normally for a minimum period of one year prior to applying the course. This experience could be in any settings where responsibility for an aspect of children’s development can be taken, for example, working in roles in education, care or community settings.

Months of entry


Course content

Prepare yourself for a professional career in educational psychology. Our doctorate focuses on the link between theory and practice.

The programme is delivered by the School of Psychology which provides you with the opportunity to meet leading practitioners and researchers. We have over 50 years of expertise in this area. We also work closely with professional educational psychologists employed by the regional local authorities and other settings.

The course uses inclusive principles and practices. It will support you to become an effective consultant, systems analyst and problem-solver. You'll graduate with a scientist-practitioner mindset.

You'll learn through academic taught modules, professional fieldwork placements and a research project.

Key facts

  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Funded places available for UK residents

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559