Educational and Child Psychology DECPsy


Research areas:

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Society
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Children

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IRIS department: Div of Psychology & Language Sciences


Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants for the Professional Doctorates should note that additional requirements, including relevant work experience, will apply. UK applications for the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology are handled by a Clearing House. Please visit www.education.gov.uk/ep-application.

English level expected: Special requirement of 7.0 in IELTS with 7.0 in each subtest

Application

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £Fee available on request from the department
  • UK/EU Part-time: £Fee available on request from the department
  • Overseas Full-time: £Fee available on request from the department
  • Overseas Part-time: £Fee available on request from the department

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website


Career

Many graduates of our specialist doctorates go on to become professional practitioners either in the NHS, local councils, charities, in private practice or other settings.


Networking

The department has research collaborations with many institutions including the Anna Freud Centre and Yale Child Study Centre. We also invite speakers from external institutions and professionals working for health services to give lectures to our students.


Next steps

Contact

Ms Helen Hosier

T: +44 (0)20 7679 5307

Department

Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology

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