Catriona, a current student on the Educational Psychology qualification MSc at Dundee, has very kindly written about her experience of getting onto the course.
She stresses the need to:
- gain experience with children in a learning setting, both during your degree and on graduation (she volunteered in schools and with the National Autistic Society, and also worked as a Support for Learning Assistant for several years),
- chose modules which would be beneficial such as education, developmental disorders, linguistics, abnormal psychology and interventions, and social psychology,
to enhance your chances of getting a place on the course.
She also talks about the difficulties of her year of volunteering and frequent job rejections. However, with hindsight, her different experiences have given her more confidence.
So, if you’re considering a career as an Educational Psychologist, and want to know more, read Catriona’s full account of her story to date.