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Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology (DECPsy) 2017/20

Application methods and deadlines for September 2017 entry onto the course

UK Funded Applications

Important! Click here to read the professional placement requirements

2017 entry for UK funded and self-funded candidates via the EPFT application website, closed on 5th December and we are currently shortlisting for interview. Applicants are advised to check the AEP site for further information

Potential applicants should read our applications and guidelines for success webpages thoroughly for detailed information about the UCL Doctorate in Educational & Child Psychology.

Overseas & EU Self-Funded Applications

Entry to the September 2017 for self-funded EU and overseas applicants is now open, with a closing date for entry on 21st April 2017. If you are a potential international applicant interested in applying for 2017 entry please click here for more information


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:

A fully integrated practice-based/theoretically innovative/research-rich learning path, exemplified by our focus on evidence-based practice. The programme is delivered by an outstanding team of in-house practitioners with cutting edge theoretical/research knowledge and excellent links with Services in the region

 Eligibility upon graduation to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

To date all UCL DECPsy graduates have been successful in their subsequent applications to the HCPC 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 & Care 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;

There is no course brochure or open evening for this programme - everything you need to know is on this website! Please read it thoroughly - our admissions, guidelines for success, frequently asked questions and course structure and placements pages may be of particular use to you - to find out everything you will need to consider launching your future career with us.

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2017 Applications appnews

September 2017 entry for UK funded and self-funded candidates, via the EPFT application website, closed on 5th December 2016 and we are currently shortlisting for interview. Applicants are advised to check the AEP website for further information, in addition to our application webpage

Overseas application for September 2017 entry on the programme is now open with a closing date of 21 April 2017 - please see our overseas applications page for further details if you are a potential EU or overseas candidate interested in applying for 2017 entry.

AEP Hosted Funded Application Page AEP Logo

Forthcoming Events

Although we do not hold programme open days, those interested in working as an EP may wish to find out about the following event:

Kent EPS Open Evening on 9th June 2017 - click here for further information.

Please note that that this is not a UCL event.

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