University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Doctor of Educational and Child Psychology

This professional training course will give you the skills, competencies and HCPC registration required to practise as an educational psychologist. We teach you the theory and support your practice, so you'll be well prepared for your future career. For funded entry, you'll need to apply via the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) website. The application system for entry in September 2019 is now open. The application deadline is December 2018. Please see the AEP website for more details, developments and news: Self-funding applicants should apply directly to the University of Sheffield. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

Doctoral Programme: You must have over one year of full-time (or equivalent) experience of working with children within educational, childcare or community settings. You will also need an honours degree in psychology that is recognised by the BPS for graduate membership. Disclosure and Barring Service: As this course involves working with children and young people, you'll need to provide an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal convictions and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to your training starting. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Essays, practical work folders and a dissertation including research portfolio.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctoral Programme Full-time September 2019 - 3 Years

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