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, is now open, via the EPFT application website,with a deadline of 5pm on 5th December 2016 for applications and 5pm on 30th November 2016 for references. 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:
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;
September 2017 entry for UK funded and self-funded candidates is now open, via the EPFT application website, with a closing date of 5th December 2016 for applications and 30th November 2016 for references. 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.