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Application and selection

Applications for January 2018 entry can be made from 1 March 2017, with interviews being held until October 2017. Please see below for further information.

At UCL we welcome applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. The building in which the programme is located offers wheelchair access and applications from people with disabilities will be welcomed.

We aim to make the selection process as transparent as possible. All application forms and accompanying references will therefore be rated on the following criteria:


 A British Psychological Society recognised Master’s (or equivalent level) qualification in educational psychology.
 Two letters of reference supporting the candidate’s ability to undertake the DEdPsy. The opinion and support of current employers will be sought in that for applicants currently employed by LAs one of the two referees should be the head of service in which the applicant is working. (Please note that references should be emailed by referees to rather than being emailed to the candidate).
 An appropriate Initial Research Proposal which identifies a provisional topic for the thesis.


 Evidence of keeping up-to-date with developments in psychology.
 Evidence of understanding of current issues in educational psychology and practice.
 Evidence of innovatory/creative work in own professional practice.
 Evidence of recent involvement in applied small-scale action research carried out within present service.
 Evidence of published paper(s) in professional journal(s) and/or conference presentations.
 Evidence of the ability to write logically and clearly.
 Evidence of the agreement and support of line manager/PEP to embark on a 4-year CPD Doctoral programme at UCL.

How to apply

Application for January 2018 entry will open on 1 March 2017 and will stay open until 29th September 2017. Interested candidates should complete an application pack (for info only currently - below) comprising:

     an application form
     two reference forms (to be returned to us by email directly by the referee - not via the candidate)
     the disability and ethnic origin monitoring form

download as a zip file (for info only)

(pdf format - 11 pages)

As the programme begins in early January, applicants should complete and return their application including their personal support statement between 1st March 2017 and 29th September 2017 at latest, with interviews being held at various points between just after your application date and the end of October 2017. Early application is advised as places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Once application has opened, interested parties can contact Dr Phil Stringer or Dr Susan Birch by e-mail ( / to arrange for an informal telephone discussion about the programme and the interview procedure.

Further Information

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 5307

Fax: + 44 (0)20 7679 5354

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