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.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2020/21)
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.
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
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
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.
Select your country:
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.
- Psychological Therapy
- Health and Wellbeing
- Children and adolescent development (atypical and typical)
- Educational Interventions
About this degree
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.
UCL is regulated by the Office for Students.