Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology (DECPsy) 2013/16
Application methods and deadlines for September 2013 entry onto the course
UK Funded Applications
The deadline for all UK applications for September 2013 entry onto the 3 year doctorate training programme has now passed and all offers for funded places have been made/accepted. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of initial applications received, we are unable to offer personalized feedback to those who were not shortlisted for interview but please click here for more information.
September 2013 entry for self-funded international applications opened on 6th November 2012. All overseas and EU applications must be sent directly to UCL and the deadline for this year was 5pm on 31 March 2013.
Our 3 Year Full-Time Programme of Professional Training
UCL has a long standing reputation for innovation and excellence in professional training in Educational Psychology and our mission is to equip you to seize both current and future opportunities through training you as applied educational and child psychologists able to practice innovatively, accountably and reflectively within local authority services and other rewarding settings. The provision of Childrens' Services and the role and training of Educational Psychologists is currently experiencing a period of change, questioning established practices and moving towards increasingly accountable, evidence-based, inclusive approaches to meeting childrens' and families' needs.
The UCL Doctorate in Educational & Child Psychology offers many benefits including:
To date all UCL DECPsy graduates have been successful in their subsequent applications to the HPC and BPS. However it must be noted that success in the application process to the DECPsy does not provide any guarantee about eventual registration. To practice as an Educational Psychologist in the UK you must be registered with the Health Professions Council.
A supportive, tailored approach and commitment to enhancing student experience and satisfaction. Our responsive, confidential feedback system ensures that course members have a crucial role in the programme's continuous development and evaluation.
Excellent facilities and resources, including a specialist collection of assessment and intervention tools, first rate elearning and IT support, and access to a wide range of libraries and electronic resource collections within UCL and other colleges of the University of London.
An accessible and vibrant location in Central London, with a self-contained suite of seminar and tutorial rooms and an array of on-campus student facilities;
The closing date for all UK applications for 2013 entry onto the course was 11 January 2013 and all funded places for Sept 2013 entry have been filled. Please see our applications page for further information
The deadline for all international & EU applications for September 2013 entry onto the course was 31 March 2013. Please see our overseas applications page for further details.