DEP: 2.2 Academic Requirements

Consistent with the National Qualifications Framework, the doctoral level of the programme requires trainees to demonstrate a systematic acquisition and understanding of the substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of professional practice in educational psychology, and that reflects the creation of new knowledge through original research and enquiry to inform the discipline’s practice.

Through a range of academic and practical assignments trainees will be required to make informed judgements on complex issues in the field, and to communicate their ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to clients, colleagues and academics. At the end of the three year programme successful trainees will have the qualities and skills necessary for entry to the profession, requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and independent initiative.