The programme aims to equip students to work as educational psychologists in LEA Educational Psychology Services and other settings. It is a British Psychological Society recognised qualification to practise as an educational psychologist. At the end of the programme successful graduates can apply for Chartered Educational Psychologist status conferred by the British Psychological Society. The programme aims to prepare students to become committed and creative educational psychologists, applying psychology in educational and other settings, to make a positive difference for children.
Students will study child development, methods of assessment and intervention, special educational needs, inclusion, professional practice issues, research methodology and develop their personal and professional problem-solving skills. Students will explore issues relating to individual children, groups, families, schools and work with other professionals. In addition to developing skills of individual child assessment and intervention, students will develop skills of working with families, teachers, carrying out training and presentation, and organisational change.
The key themes throughout the programme are:
* The Profession of Educational Psychology * Psychology of the Individual Child * The Child in the Family and Social Context * The Psychology of Groups and Organisational Change * Psychology and Education * Consultation and Assessment * Intervention and Therapeutic Skills * Interpersonal Effectiveness * Research, Enquiry and Critical Evaluation * Personal Learning Module