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Educational Psychology MSc

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

This course is the first stage in training to become an educational psychologist. The Scottish Government and Scottish local authorities have agreed a partnership funding approach which means that you will receive a grant covering training fees and living costs. You will learn how to apply psychology in practice to work with children and young people, parents, teachers, carers, and other professionals. You will also learn how to enhance effective learning, promote well-being, positive social, emotional and behavioural development, encourage co-operative problem solving, and support inclusion for all.

During the course you will take part in two practical placements, while also exploring:

  • child and adolescent development
  • assessment and intervention - individual and systemic
  • contexts and systems in which children and young people develop and learn
  • research and evaluation methods
  • transferable interpersonal and professional skills

Arranged by us, the placements will take place within local authority psychological services throughout Scotland. As far as possible we aim that your placement will be no more than one hour travel time from your home address. Once you have successfully completed this course you will go on to a further year of supervised practice in an accredited local authority psychological service. This will lead to you gaining the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) (Stage 2), and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Professional accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society

Careers:

Training to become an educational psychologist in Scotland is completed over three years and consists of two separate stages. The first stage involves studying for this MSc in Educational Psychology full-time over two years. On successful completion of the course you can then progress to the second stage of your training, the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland), involving one year of full-time supervised practice in an accredited local authority psychological service.

The qualification is conferred by the British Psychological Society. Gaining the qualification will entitle you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a practitioner psychologist, able to practice anywhere in the UK. We have an excellent success rate in trainees completing the course and embarking on the next stage of their training.

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University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 84 4

    23rd out of 118 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    176 85%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%

    3rd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    9th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    174 84%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    50th

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    70th

    8

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