Taught course

Educational and Child Psychology

University of Sheffield · Department of Education Studies

Entry requirements

You must have over one year of full-time (or equivalent) experience of working with children within educational, childcare or community settings. You will also need an honours degree in psychology that is recognised by the BPS for graduate membership.

As this course involves working with children and young people, you'll need to provide an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal convictions and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to your training starting.

Months of entry


Course content

This professional training course will give you the skills, competencies and HCPC registration required to practise as an educational psychologist. We teach you the theory and support your practice, so you’ll be well prepared for your future career.

A mix of placement, private study and teaching from tutors. Your usual weekly pattern will be:

  • Year 1: Two days teaching, one day private study, two days work placement.
  • Year 2: One day teaching, one day private study, three days work placement.
  • Year 3: One day teaching or research, one day private study, three days work placement.

Essays, practical work folders and a dissertation including research portfolio.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 8177