University of East London

Course Introduction

Course Summary

This course provides full-time professional training leading towards registration with the Health and Caring Professions Council (HCPC) as an Educational Psychologist (this is a protected title). During the programme trainees will participate in university based teaching and learning, modular assessments, research culminating in a doctoral thesis and professional practice placements in Local Authorities and other settings relevant to educational psychologist work.

This course will equip you to work as an Educational Psychologist in Local Authority children?s services, Educational Psychology teams, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), voluntary agencies or independently. We are driven by our determination to work towards social justice for vulnerable young people and their families and for children with special educational needs, and to advocate for their rightful place in society.

The Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology programme at UEL aims:

To ensure trainees:

* develop the Standards of Proficiency required to work as safe and effective educational psychologists

* understand the implications of the HCPC?s standards of conduct, performance and ethics

* develop autonomous practice and reflective thinking

* develop appropriate research skills as a basis for evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence

* respect the rights and needs of service users through a commitment to equal opportunities and the principles of beneficence, autonomy and social justice.

* become competent and creative educational psychologists able to work effectively in educational and community settings

Your Future Career

There is a national shortage of educational psychologists and graduates of our programme are in great demand.

Our programme is designed to give you the opportunity to:

* Qualify as a practitioner educational psychologist with the HCPC

* Become a creative applied psychological practitioner

* Apply psychology to make a positive different to children, families, carers and schools

* Apply best educational psychology practice, based on research evidence and professional experience (practice based evidence)

* Become a self-reflective practitioner and continue to develop personally and professionally through your career

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Professional Doctorate £15,870 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Professional Doctorate £28,260 Overseas Fees
3 years
Full Time
Professional Doctorate £20,880 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have minimum 2.2 Honours in Psychology (BPS Accredited); We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have minimum 2.2 Honours in Psychology (BPS Accredited); We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. Students need to have an overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
  • IELTS score: 7