Course Description

Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology



The Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology (DECPsy) is a highly sought-after three-year, full-time professional training course for candidates interested in pursuing a career as an educational psychologist. This course will equip candidates with the necessary competencies to work in a range of autonomous and collaborative professional roles that are performed by educational psychologists (EPs) in a variety of contexts and with a range of client groups. The overall aim of the DECPSY programme is to enable trainee educational psychologists (TEPs) to effectively integrate theory and practice and become skilled and accountable professional practitioners. The doctorate programme will enable candidates to acquire an advanced knowledge and understanding of psychological theory, methods, evidence, research and practice. Moreover, it will provide candidates with the ability to apply psychological methods, insights and interventions in work with a wide array of clients, problems and contexts.

CollegeMary Immaculate College
Course LocationLimerick
Course CategoryChild Development, Education & Teaching
Course QualificationDoctoral Degree
Awarding BodyUniversity of Limerick
Course DurationThree-year, full-time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsBy the closing date for applications applicants must have:A minimum upper second class honours (2.1) degree in psychology or an equivalent qualification, recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland or equivalent, as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership. An equivalent of two year's relevant full-time experience working in the field of education or psychology or both is required. Short-listing of applicants for interview normally occurs. The selection panel will pay attention to the personal suitability of applicants to work with children. In evaluating applicants’ suitability, account will be taken of academic qualifications, professional and research experience, interpersonal skills and communication skills in addition to the quality of references provided. Successful applicants will be Garda vetted prior to final acceptance on to the course.English Language RequirementsApplicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of their proficiency level English in the form of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 6.5 – 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component, or IELTS equivalent accepted by UL. Such applicants will also be required to undergo an interview through English.
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