DEdChPsy Educational and Child Psychology / Careers

Year of entry: 2023

Career opportunities

Professional practice placements are an integral part of the programme. You will undertake 300 days of placement across the three years of the programme which will provide the opportunity for you to meet the professional practice requirement for HCPC registration.

All trainees who have successfully completed the programme and wished to work as educational psychologists post-qualification, have gone on to successfully gain employment as educational psychologists.

We offer training sessions to build your skills and confidence in writing and presenting, with specific sessions on viva preparation, thesis submission and preparing for your Review Panel. You'll also have access to a range of workshops, covering areas such as:

  • increasing research impact through blog posts;
  • making the most of social media;
  • publishing in journals;
  • applying for fellowships;
  • designing academic posters;
  • improving time and self-management.

As a doctoral trainee educational psychologist you will have access to and extensive programme of teaching and a dedicated programme team who will support your professional and academic development throughout the three years of your training.

In addition, our Humanities training hub - ProGRess@humanities  - gives you additional training opportunities within the University.

You can choose courses in public engagement, wellbeing, language training and teaching, alongside more specialist courses in tools and software such as Python, R and Nvivo.

methods@manchester , meanwhile, is an initiative that gives you the chance to learn from the very best in research methods expertise at Manchester and beyond.

Regular talks, workshops and other methods-related events are organised throughout the academic year, bringing in experts from across the University and externally.

Accrediting organisations

  • British Psychological Society
  • Health and Care Professions Council