Becoming an Educational Psychologist

The role of the Educational Psychologist is distinctive and important in helping children and young people overcome barriers to their learning.  Local authorities are statutorily obliged to provide an educational psychology service under the Education (Scotland) Act (1980). 

Educational Psychology is a discipline with highly skilled, professionally trained, creative members who continue to effectively apply psychology that will help children and young people overcome barriers to their learning, and consequently have a positive impact on families, communities and the professionals with whom they work.

In Scotland, Educational Psychologists must complete a Psychology (hons) degree at 2:1 level or above and have at least two years work experience with children, young people or families before applying to MSc in Educational Psychology. There are currently two universities in Scotland that run this course – University of Dundee and University of Strathclyde.

For further information on the training courses please see the links below.

Unviersity of Dundee MSc Educational Psychology

Universtiy of Strathclyde MSc Educational Psychology