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University of Dundee

Educational Psychology

This course is aimed at applicants who are interested in reflecting on different elements of their professional career whilst contributing to the development of evidence, practice and policy in their professional field.

Entry requirements

Entrants should hold a 1st degree in a relevant subject, and a relevant Master's degree. Entrants should have some field experience in education, psychology or educational psychology or be currently working in the field. Entrants with different experience may be suitable for our other professional doctorate degrees (in social work; education; community learning and development). IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Module 1: research methods training (module 1a) and a critical analysis and review of research literature (module 1b) (can exit with a postgraduate diploma in advanced professional practice). Module 2: Development of an individualised learning plan for future modules. Research project with a written product of 15,000 words (can exit here with a Master's degree in advanced professional practice). Modules 3-5: Research project(s) with a written product of 15,000 words each. These projects may be related or quite independent of each other. It is possible to combine modules.

Assessment methods

The total written output required is the same as Ph.D. candidates would put into 1 single thesis. However, for the Professional Doctorate this can be split into 5 modular products each of 15,000 words. Students can combine these into larger and deeper studies if they wish, subject to the agreement of your personal supervisors. Students can incorporate RPL into the final written output. The thesis is assessed by oral examination (viva voce) at the end of the programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DEdPsy Part-time September 2016 - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

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