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Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology (DECPsy) 2016/19

Application methods and deadlines for September 2016 entry onto the course

UK Funded Applications

Important! Click here to read the professional placement requirements

Applications to the September 2016 intake via the EPFT application website is now open, with a closing date of 3 December 2015 (5pm UK time). Please see the AEP training page for further information.

Applicants interested in applying in future years are advised to read our applications and guidelines for success webpages thoroughly for detailed information about the UCL Doctorate in Educational & Child Psychology. You can also access the AEP's EP Training website

Overseas & EU Self-Funded Applications

Entry to the September 2016 for self-funded EU and overseas applicants is now open. If you are a potential international applicant interested in applying for 2016 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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Applications for September 2016 entry for UK funded and self-funded candidates is now open via the EPFT application website with a closing date of 3 December 2015. For further information about the application process please click here

Overseas application for September 2016 entry on the programme is now open - please see our overseas applications page for further details if you are a potential EU or overseas candidate interested in applying.

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