University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Educational Psychology

Educational psychologists work in a variety of ways to address the problems experienced by children and young people in an educational context. This three-year doctoral training programme approved by HCPC and BPS, will enable you to develop knowledge, understanding and application of theory, empirical evidence and interventions at the core of the professional practice of educational psychology.

Entry requirements

DEdPsy: Minimum upper second-class degree in psychology or equivalent conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) by BPS; relevant experience (at least one to two years) of working with children and young people in educational or childcare setting; usually resident in UK at time of application and able to work in England for duration of course and at least two years after completion plus satisfactory performance at interview

Course modules

Typical modules include: Learning and Development, Emotion and Behaviour, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, small-scale and applied research projects and a research thesis. Further modules are linked to placement learning and the development of a casework portfolio.

Assessment methods

Essays and academic critiques, reports of casework, practical work files applied research projects, research thesis and viva voce.

Sponsorship information

Local Education Authority funding through Employers' Organisation; South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Postgraduate Research Admissions - Psychology
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