Research course

Educational Psychology

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper second-class degree in psychology or equivalent conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) by BPS; relevant experience (at least one to two years) of working with children and young people in educational or childcare setting; usually resident in UK at time of application and able to work in England for duration of course and at least two years after completion, plus satisfactory performance at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Educational psychologists work in a variety of ways to address the problems experienced by children and young people in an educational context. This three-year doctoral training programme, approved by HCPC and BPS, will enable you to develop knowledge, understanding and application of theory, empirical evidence and interventions at the core of the professional practice of educational psychology.

Core modules include Learning and Development, Emotion and Behaviour, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, small-scale and applied research projects and a research thesis. Further modules are linked to placement learning and the development of a casework portfolio.

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Information for international students

Please note that this programme is not currently open to international applicants.

Fees and funding

Bursary from National College of Teaching and Leadership for year one and fees throughout.

Bursaries for years two and three through local authority placement scheme (currently £17,000).

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
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