Newcastle University

Applied Educational Psychology

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Rank: 200 (The Complete University Guide)

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Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 36 months

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This doctorate will enable you to become a registered educational psychologist in the UK. It is accredited by the BPS and approved by the HCPC.Educational psychology is about the study and understanding of people's behaviour and the inter-relationship this has with organisational structures within educational and community settings.The course will suit those with some understanding of educational systems and settings. You will learn how to support the social and educational development of children and young people aged 0-25 years. You will also learn how to work with other professionals, such as teachers.The programme emphasises the need to apply psychology critically in order to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. We emphasise development as taking place within a social context and this influences the psychology we draw upon.Educational Psychologists (EP) work with:individual childrenyoung peopleparentscarers/teachers/other agencies.The work involves supporting individuals and working at the organisational level to facilitate the learning and wellbeing of children and young people. Along with all BPS accredited EP training programmes we draw upon a wide range of psychology.2020 entry Open DayOur Doctorate of Applied Educational Psychology 2020 Open Day is being held on Saturday 19 October 2019, 11am 2pm.Course aimsOur aims are to:promote the fullest possible inclusive education and social inclusionmitigate the effects of impairment, social and economic deprivation and disadvantage.During the first year there is an emphasis on the development of professional criticality and self-reflection and the acquisition of process skills including the use of:supervisionconsultationsolution-oriented practicesnarrative practicesdynamic assessment.You undertake placements in educational and community settings and study four taught modules which cover:key issues of inclusion and diversityworking in partnershiplearning and social environmentsframeworks for practice.During your training you also undertake research projects. These include:a systematic review of published research in a relevant fieldan empirical study presented as a paper for an appropriate peer reviewed journal.You maintain a practice portfolio that chronicles and evidences your professional development during each year of the course. A model of enquiry-based learning is used throughout and you are encouraged to work collaboratively and to take responsibility for individual and group learning.Key staff include: Dr Richard Parker and Dr Wilma Barrow (joint Programme Directors).Further readingIf you would like to learn more about Educational Psychology, you can read more using the references below:Frederickson, N., Miller, A., & Cline, T. (2008). Educational Psychology. London: Hodder Education.Frederickson, N., Miller, A., & Cline, T. (2009). Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity. (2nd Ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press.Kelly, B., Woolfson, L. M., & Boyle, J. (2016). Frameworks for Practice in Educational Psychology: A Textbook for Trainees and Practitioners. (2nd ed.) London.Williams, A, Billington, T. and Goodley, D. (eds.) (2016). Critical Educational Psychology: Research and Practice. Wiley Blackwell.AccreditationThrough this course you will show your developing professional skills and competence to meet the standards required by the:‌Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)British Psychological Society (BPS).Quality and RankingWe rank in the top 150 for Psychology - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.PlacementsThroughout each of the three years you undertake supervised and assessed placements in schools, educational psychology services and the settings of other agencies and professionals who work with children and young people.


Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in psychology which is eligible for Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society. OR completed an approved conversion course or Master's degree, which is eligible for Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society You also need at least one year of relevant, paid work experience at the point of application. Work experience should have: focussed on children and young people's education development and psychological well-being given insight and understanding into educational systems in the UK led to ideas on how psychology may be applied. To be eligible for this programme you must be a UK resident. If you're an applicant from outside of the UK, you must: be living in the UK at the time of application and be able to provide proof of residency have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three years preceding the start of the course be eligible to work in England for the duration of the course and for at least two years afterwards. If you are uncertain of your status, please contact the University's Visa and Immigration Team using our online form. English Language Requirements: If your first language is not English, you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course. Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.5 in writing, 5.5 in all other)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Newcastle University, Teacher training and education .

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Newcastle attracts students from over 120 countries worldwide and there is plenty of help and advice on hand to assist them in adapting to life in the UK. The university has a system where every student has a personal tutor to assist them in both academic and non-academic matters and there is also a Student Wellbeing Service for confidence advice and help. There is a Visa and Immigration Team on hand to deal with legal matters relating to these areas and a Student Advice Centre within the Student’s Union for information on matters such as housing and finances. Finally, towards the end of studying, there is a Careers Service to help students find work or further their education as required. The heart of student life outside the classroom in the university is the Newcastle University Students Union. Unlike many students unions, NUSU owns the building that it operates from, following an anonymous gift in 1924 that allowed them to build a neo-Jacobean style building. It is run by six sabbatical officers and employs some 300 people in roles such as bar staff and entertainment organisers. In the media, there is a student run newspaper, established in 1948, called The Courier as well as radio station. The university is one of the leading in the UK for its sports programs and there are more than 50 sports clubs to become involved with.

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