University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Educational Psychology

This course for educational psychologists equips them with the skills to assist with the major developmental and educational problems presented by children to parents and teachers, schools and the community; the aim is to prepare students for employment in a local authority setting (normally in children's services); the course meets the requirements for chartered status set out by the BPS; recent developments in the work of children's services, related to the government initiative and Every Child Matters, have called for new ways of working in the educational psychology profession; this course, with the support of the new children's services departments, aims to respond to these role changes, and to enhance the quality of research evidence informing practice in this area.

Entry requirements

Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) recognised by the BPS, plus demonstrable competences relevant to work with children in a childcare, community or educational setting.

Course modules

Clinical assessment; emotional and behavioural difficulties; learning difficulties; practical and organisational issues; research and enquiry.

Sponsorship information

Local Education Authority funding through Employers' Organisation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
DEdPsy Full-time £ 5,043 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 3476