What Will You Study

This MSc promotes knowledge of developmental psychology with a focus on atypical development across the lifespan. Through taught modules you will acquire advanced knowledge of the theories and major findings in this field, and develop expertise in the methods and analytic techniques used in research. The dissertation is an important component of the course, in which you will develop your own original psychological research project under expert supervision. This course provides ESRC accredited research training.

This course is aimed at graduates wishing to enter an applied or research career in developmental disabilities, and is beneficial for students who wish to progress to a PhD in clinical, educational, or experimental psychology. It is also suited to those who wish to boost their research skills en route to, or after, behavioural therapy or clinical or educational psychology training.

Compulsory modules:

  • Conducting and Presenting Psychological Research
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Dissertation
  • Statistics for Psychological Research

Optional modules:

(Choose from topics in the following areas, courses vary year-to-year)

  • Applied Aspects of Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology