University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Applied Educational Psychology

The location of the course within the School of Psychology provides students with a deeper theoretical understanding of their work, as well as the opportunity to meet leading researchers and practitioners; the course also has strong working relationships with professional educational psychologists employed by the regional local authorities.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in psychology, providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. Applicants must have experience of working with children/young people with sustained levels of responsibility for a minimum of 1 year. Applicants must apply for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formally Criminal Records Bureau) clearance if accepted and during training confirm fitness to practise if applying for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration once qualified. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Modules include: structures, systems and services for young people; educational psychology in practice; principles and practice in assessment 1; facilitating learning 1; the development of literacy; interpersonal and group skills; developmental psychology in a school and family context; vulnerable young people: troubled and challenging behaviour in schools; applied research methods; the education of children with severe and complex difficulties; principles and practice in assessment 2; facilitating learning 2; strategic psychology in schools; applied research methods; vulnerable young people: family and community context; educational psychologists in local authorities and other settings.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written assignment and progress in supervised outside placements and for individual research topics. There are no formal examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DAppEdPsy Full-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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