The App Ed Ch Psy D is a three-year programme, with 540 credits; 180 credits can be gained in each year.
Accreditation of certificated prior learning (APL) applies solely in the case of the three Year 1 research modules (20 credits each). For these modules, subject to you producing evidence of an appropriate match in level and content between your previous studies and the Birmingham research module(s) for which you are seeking exemption, APL and credit transfer may be approved. APL is not offered for other modules or components of the programme.
Unless indicated otherwise the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2022.
There are seven modules in Year 1:
- Assessment and Intervention
- Psychology in Professional Practice
- Working with Organisational and Communities
- Complex Individual Needs
- Philosophy of Social Science Research
- Research Design, Practice and Ethics
- Fundamentals in Qualitative Research Methods
In Year 1 there are two supervised placements in Local Authority Psychological Services.
In Year 2 you will extend your learning and skills through advanced supplementary workshops, that include focus on:
- The needs of more vulnerable learners
- Facilitating change in community and other settings
- Family-based work
- Therapeutic intervention
- Collaboration with other professional groups and agencies.
You will also undertake a 130-day bursary-funded placement in an Educational Psychology Service and begin developing your two-volume research submission.
In Year 3 extension and consolidation workshops continue.
You will undertake a further 130-day bursary-funded placement, typically continuing in the same Educational Psychology Service.
The two-volume research thesis is submitted in Year 3.
Please note: the information provided above may be subject to modification in response to a range of influences, including developments in the profession of educational psychology, in the context in which educational psychologists work and within the University.