University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Applied Educational and Child Psychology

This programme leads to the academic award and professional qualification in educational psychology of Applied Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate (App Ed and Child Psy D). Graduates from the programme are eligible for chartered status with the British Psychological Society and for application for registration as educational psychologists with the Health Professions Council.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in psychology and be eligible for the GBC at the time of application (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership) of the British Psychological Society. Prospective students need to provide evidence of their eligibility for the GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership) of the British Psychological Society. Prior to making an application to the programme, candidates must have undertaken a minimum of 1 year�s full-time equivalent postgraduate work experience with children and young people within the 0-19 year age range. They are expected to have taken steps to develop their knowledge and understanding of the role and practice of educational psychologists in England, and of the factors which influence educational psychology practice. In parallel to its function as an approved training programme, the App Ed and Child Psy D programme is a postgraduate research degree. Applicants therefore need to demonstrate their academic and research competence, and their interest in psychological and educational research. Language competence significantly in excess of the University's standard English language requirements is necessary. Candidates need to demonstrate sophisticated written and oral English language competence within a wide range of registers which ensure that they are capable of accurate and subtly nuanced communication with the wide range of service users, commissioners and colleagues with whom they need to engage during their practice as trainee educational psychologists. Only those international students who are from EEC member states and are usually resident within the UK are eligible for places on the programme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years

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Postgraduate Enquiry Service
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