School of Psychology Degree programmes

Doctorate in Educational Psychology - full-time Professional Training Programme

Application Process for places on the 2018-21 cohort

The application process for the 2018-21 Cohort will open on 16th October 2017 and close on 8th December 2017. Applications received outside this period will be automatically rejected. To apply please submit an application using the online application system.

Open Evenings

The dates for the open evenings have been confirmed. The Cardiff open evenings will take place on Thursday 12th October 2017 and Thursday 9th November 2017. The North Wales open evening will take place on Thursday 9th November and the West Wales open evening will take place on 15th November 2017. Full details are available on the flyer in the document section.

About the Cardiff DEdPsy Programme

The aim of the full-time Professional Training Doctorate in Educational Psychology Programme is to offer knowledge and expertise for a career as an educational psychologist (EP), via doctorate-level study. Completion of the programme confers eligibility to apply for registration as an educational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and to the British Psychological Society (BPS) for Chartered EP status.

The HCPC carries out its own health and character checks to determine whether individuals are fit to practise and can be included on the Register. So passing all elements of the full-time Professional Training Doctorate in Educational Psychology Programme does not guarantee automatic inclusion on the HCPC's Register.

The Cardiff DEdPsy Programme does not offer any interim, exit or aegrotat awards for trainees who do not successfully complete all programme requirements. This includes successful completion of the thesis.

Further information about the course can be found in the downloads section of this page and within the Open Evening powerpoints opposite.

Advantages of the Cardiff DEdPsy Programme

  • Trainees have three different fieldwork placements in Educational Psychology Services in England and Wales for years 1, 2 and 3, which they choose at the start of the training programme;
  • Trainees are full-time students throughout their studies and therefore receive university holidays (Christmas, Easter and Summer);
  • Trainees from each year group attend mini-conferences during each year of the 3-year training programme;
  • There is a progressive introduction to research during years 1 to 3 to extend trainees research repertoire and trainees can access statistical expertise from within the School of Psychology during the training programme;
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Cardiff University was rated 5th in the UK for the quality of its research and Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Cardiff University was rated 2nd in the UK).
  • Further information about the course can be found in the downloads section of this page and within the Open Evening powerpoints opposite.

Graduates

All available graduates in 2017 have obtained employment as educational psychologists in Wales and England.

Six post-qualification students successfully defened their thesis and graduated in July 2017. A selection of photographs from the ceremony can be viewed here.

Approval and accreditation reports from regulatory and professional bodies

Post Qualification Doctorate in Educational Psychology (Top-Up) - part-time Professional Training Programme

This programme is now closed to new applications.