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Educational Psychology DEdPsy

Educational Psychology DEdPsy is a flexible four-year research degree tailored to meet the needs of practising educational psychologists with at least one year's experience. The programme combines a practical, applied focus with academic and research excellence, providing opportunities to carry out high-quality applied research into important complex issues in local authorities and services and to develop evidence-based practice.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2017

Modes and duration

Part time: 4 years

Tuition fees (2017/18)

N/A (FT) £2,455 (PT)
N/A (FT) £10,980 (PT)

Application dates

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

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.

Details of the application process and the application form are available at www.ucl.ac.uk/educational-psychology/dedpsy/index.htm.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Research areas

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Society
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Children
More information can be found on the department website: Educational Psychology DEdPsy


Interested applicants are strongly recommended to seek support from their employer (including support with payment of programme fees). Where an applicant's employer contributes financial support, an annual progress report will be made to them on request.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.


Our students continue their careers as practising educational psychologists in a range of contexts, including indpendent consultancy and local authority services.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Educational Psychologist, Southampton City Council
  • Educational Psychologist, National Educational Psychological Service
  • Senior Educational Psychologist, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council


There are many opportunities to network with others from different departments and institutions.

Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012–2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL is the top-ranked university in the UK for research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

We are continually expanding upon our 100-year history of researching and teaching in psychology and 50 years' experience of cutting-edge professional training delivery in educational psychology.

The programme provides the opportunity to develop up-to-date applied research knowledge and reflect on practice. Professionally relevant, the degree offers a high quality of tutor support, expertise and feedback.

Department: Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology

Student / staff numbers › 122 staff including 86 postdocs › 112 taught students › 320 research students

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Application and next steps


Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Application deadlines

Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit 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.

For more information see our Applications page.

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