A profession for the 21st century: the mission statement is "to enable trainee educational psychologists to develop and apply the knowledge, skills and values that will allow them to practise as confident, competent educational psychology professionals of the highest standard in order to make a positive difference for a wide range of people."
This two-year full-time professional training course in Educational Psychology from University of Dundee leads to qualification as an Educational Psychologist and eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Educational Psychologist, after a further year of supervised practice in an accredited local authority psychological service and obtaining the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) (Stage 2).
A key feature of the course at Dundee is Problem Based Learning (PBL) which has been shown to be effective in promoting the development of active independent learning as well as collaborative learning. PBL will provide you with an integrated model of teaching and learning as it crosses subject boundaries.
The course incorporates a spiral curriculum whereby there is an iterative revisiting of topics, subjects or themes throughout the course. You will build new knowledge on prior knowledge and achieve better understanding by exploring topics at deepening levels and in more complexity. Examples of this are the teaching and practical application of frameworks for practice; working with video to reflect on effective communication; and the development of critical reflection skills.
Aims of the course
The aims of the course are:
- to enable you to apply your psychological understanding and knowledge in partnership with a diverse population of children, young people, their families / carers and services in a range of contexts and settings, in order to promote their psychological well-being and enhance their educational opportunity.
- to enable you to acknowledge the importance of and promote equal opportunities practice.
- to ensure that you have knowledge and understanding of a range of psychological theories, evidence, approaches, research and practice
- to enable you to develop the ability to apply psychological methods, insights and interventions in work with a diverse range of clients, problems and contexts.
Training to become an Educational Psychologist (EP) in Scotland is undertaken over 3 years and consists of 2 separate stages.
Stage 1 involves studying for a Master of Science in Educational Psychology, which is a 2 year full time course, combining study with research and supervised placements.
On completion of the MSc in Educational Psychology, you can progress to Stage 2 of your training - the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland)(Stage 2).
- Introduction to Educational Psychology Practice
- Educational Psychology Practice in the Early Years
- Educational Psychology Practice in the Primary Years
- Educational Psychology Practice in Secondary and Post-School Years
- Advanced Educational Psychology Practice
Who should study this course?
- The programme is aimed at applicants who wish to train as educational psychologists. Applicants have a wide variety of previous qualifications, experience and employment history.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPsychology Educational Psychology View 93 other Masters in Educational Psychology in United Kingdom
- You must be a UK or EU student. This course is not open to overseas students.
- You must hold a 1st or 2.1 honours degree in Psychology or an equivalent qualification, which is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for their Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This was known previously as Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR).
EU/EEA9650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9650 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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