DEdChPsy Educational and Child Psychology / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

Academic entry qualification overview

You must have one of the following:

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology (minimum 2:1);
  • conversion course conferring eligibility for GBC;
  • psychology-based master's degree (minimum Merit).

English language

Candidates whose first language is not English require one of the following certificates:

  • IELTS test minimum scores - 7 overall, 7 writing, 6 other sections;
  • TOEFL (internet based) test minimum scores - 100 overall, 25 writing, 22 other sections;
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum scores - 66 overall, 66 writing, 59 other sections;
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - overall score of 185 or above, with writing 185 and no other sub-section below 169, or Grade C if taken before 2015;
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - overall score of 185 or above, with writing 185 and no other sub-section below 169, or Grade B if taken before 2015.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years.

Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the programme.

Relevant work experience

You must have at least one year's full-time experience of working with children and young people within education, health, social care, youth justice, or a childcare or community setting.

Full time means 37 hours a week, or the equivalent if part time. This can be made up of either:

  • all paid employment;
  • at least nine months' full-time paid employment (or the equivalent if part time) and the equivalent of three months' relevant voluntary experience.

Professional entry qualification

You must be eligible for the British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

If the qualification that grants you eligibility for GBC isn't from the UK or Ireland, you'll need to provide your British Psychological Society (BPS) membership number when you apply.