Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology (DECPsy) 2014/17
Application methods and deadlines for September 2014 entry onto the course
UK Funded Applications
September 2014 entry for all UK applications opened on 1 October 2013. All UK applications for entry onto the 3 year doctorate training programme MUST be made via theNational College for Teaching & Leadership's online application system. Applicants can monitor this website to see the status of their applications. The deadline for UK applications is 13 December 2013 by 5pm. References in support of applications must be submitted by 5pm on 6th December 2013
Interested applicants are advised to read our applications and guidelines for success webpages thoroughly for detailed information on how to apply to the UCL Doctorate in Educational & Child Psychology in future years
Overseas & EU Self-Funded Applications
September 2014 entry for self-funded international applications opened on 1 October 2013. All overseas and EU applications must be sent directly to UCL and the deadline for this year is anticipated to be 5pm on 31 March 2014.
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;
Kent Educational Psychology Service is holding a free day for people interested in becoming an EP and the work of EPs within the Kent Local Authority. Please note this day will not cover specific information on the Doctorate application process or the UCL programme. Please see the event flyer for further details.