UCL Graduate degrees


Educational Psychology DEdPsy

The CPD doctorate in educational psychology (the DEdPsy) is a flexible four-year (part-time) research degree tailored to meet the needs of qualified and practising educational psychologists with at least one year's experience.

Key information

Programme starts

January 2022

Modes and duration

Part time: 4 years

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 9 November 2020
Close: 30 July 2021

Tuition fees (2021/22)

£2,865 (PT)
£12,840 (PT)

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 Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

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.

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

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

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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The carefully structured programme enables practising educational psychologists to explore complex real-life issues through combining a practical, applied focus with academic and research excellence. Students carry out high-quality applied research into important issues in the range of contexts within which EPs are employed, as well as further developing their own research skills and evidence-based practice.

Research areas

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychological therapy
  • Society
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Children and adolescent development (atypical and typical)
  • Educational interventions
More information can be found on the department website: Educational Psychology DEdPsy

About this degree

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.


Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.


Interested applicants are strongly recommended to seek support from their employer where relevant (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 independent consultancy and local authority services. Feedback suggests that completing the DEdPsy supports them in their career progression, e.g. into university teaching posts or into promoted posts within professional educational psychology.


We accept students from across the UK and Ireland and in addition to the enriching experiences of meeting psychologists from different contexts, there are opportunities to network with students across the educational psychology group, and with others from different departments and institutions.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Joining the programme offers practising educational psychologists the opportunity to study within UCL’s internationally renowned Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.

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

The programme provides students with the opportunity to further develop their research skills and to reflect on their practice through a carefully tailored curriculum with excellent tutorial and administrative support.  The examined assignments and thesis afford structured opportunities to investigate key areas of professional practice, frequently meeting a local professional need as well as satisfying academic requirements.

Department: Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology

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.

This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.

Application deadlines

All applicants
30 July 2021

Applications can be made from April for prospective students wanting to start the following January. Interviews will be held until November. See our website for further information.

For more information see our Applications page.

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