Professional Doctorate in Doctor of Educational and Child Psychology (DEdCPsy)


    Course Description

    This professional training course will give you the skills, competencies and HCPC registration required to practise as an educational psychologist. We teach you the theory and support your practice, so you’ll be well prepared for your future career.

    Course description

    This is a three-year, full-time course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and recognised by the Department for Education as a professional training course in educational psychology.

    All our graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a practitioner educational psychologist and join the British Psychological Society's Division of Educational and Child Psychology.

    Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses


    Visit the Doctor of Educational and Child Psychology (DEdCPsy) page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    You must have over one year of full-time (or equivalent) experience of working with children within educational, childcare or community settings. You will also need an honours degree in psychology that is recognised by the BPS for graduate membership.

    Disclosure and Barring Service:
    As this course involves working with children and young people, you'll need to provide an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal convictions and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to your training starting.

    English language requirements:
    Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

    Course Fees

    Please see our University website for fees and funding information.



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