Research course

Educational Psychology

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) recognised by the BPS, plus demonstrable competences relevant to work with children in a childcare, community or educational setting.

Months of entry


Course content

This course for educational psychologists equips them with the skills to assist with the major developmental and educational problems presented by children to parents and teachers, schools and the community; the aim is to prepare students for employment in a local authority setting (normally in children's services); the course meets the requirements for chartered status set out by the BPS; recent developments in the work of children's services, related to the government initiative and Every Child Matters, have called for new ways of working in the educational psychology profession; this course, with the support of the new children's services departments, aims to respond to these role changes, and to enhance the quality of research evidence informing practice in this area.

Clinical assessment; emotional and behavioural difficulties; learning difficulties; practical and organisational issues; research and enquiry.

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Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
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