UCL Educational Psychology


CPD Doctorate in Educational Psychology

The DEdPsy is a flexible 4-year research degree tailored to meet the needs of HCPC registered, practising educational psychologists with at least one year's experience. We welcomed our twenty second cohort in January 2020. The course combines a practical/applied focus with academic and research excellence, providing opportunities to carry out high-quality, applied research into important and complex issues in the range of contexts in which EPs work.

Advantages of the programme cited by course members in 2016 include:

  • The opportunity to develop up-to-date applied research knowledge and to reflect on practice
  • The programme's professional relevance
  • The extremely high quality of tutor support, expertise and of feedback offered
  • The flexibility and diversity of the programme – offering individually tailored support arrangements as required to students, including those seeking a specialist focus in the programme, working overseas and in management posts/independent practice
  • Opportunities to network with others from different organizations
  • Participation in Leading Edge Day conferences, led by expert researchers and innovative EP practitioners
  • Click here to view the DEdPsy programme flyer

Curriculum Content and the Timetable for Attendance
Research and Assignment Components
Tutor Team
Leading Edge Psychology Days
Graduate and Tutor Research
Graduate Study at UCL
Application Process
Frequently Asked Questions

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Student Experience

Hear a recent DEdPsy graduate speak about her experiences on the programme:

Listen to 5 current DEdPsy course members talk about their experiences on the programme, their professional backgrounds and some possible misconceptions about the DEdPsy:

Dr Phil Stringer, DEdPsy Programme Co-Director, talks about the DEdPsy: