Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Applied Educational Psychology

Our doctorate in Applied Educational Psychology enables students to become educational psychologists. The course will suit those with some understanding of educational systems and settings. Our graduates can register with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise in the UK. Educational psychology is about the study and understanding of people's behaviour and the inter-relationship this has with organisational structures within educational and community settings. You will learn how to support the social and educational development of children and young people aged 0-25 years. You will also learn how to work with other professionals, such as teachers. Our aims are to promote the fullest possible inclusive education and social inclusion; mitigate the effects of impairment, social and economic deprivation and disadvantage. Through this course you are required to show how your developing professional proficiency and competence satisfy the standards required by the Health and Care Professions Council; British Psychological Society. During the first year there is an emphasis on the development of professional criticality and self-reflection and the acquisition of process skills including the use of supervision; consultation; solution-oriented practices; narrative practices; dynamic assessment. You undertake placements in educational and community settings and study four taught modules which cover key issues of inclusion and diversity; working in partnership; •learning and social environments; frameworks for practice. During your training you also undertake research projects. These include a systematic review of published research in a relevant field; an empirical study presented as a paper for an appropriate peer reviewed journal. You maintain a practice portfolio that chronicles and evidences your professional development during each year of the course. A model of enquiry-based learning is used throughout and you are encouraged to work collaboratively and to take responsibility for individual and group learning. Placements: Throughout each of the three years you undertake supervised and assessed placements in schools, educational psychology services and the settings of other agencies and professionals who work with children and young people. Facilities: While studying in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences you'll have access to facilities and a growing collection of online resources, including a well-stocked Education Resource Centre; an audio-video lab; a recording studio.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DAppEdPsy Full-time - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Programme Secretary, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6569