What Will You Study

The primary aim of this MSc is to provide you with an advanced knowledge of the methods, analytical techniques, theories and major findings in a range of important sub-areas of developmental psychology.

You will study five modules – four compulsory and one with options. Examples of option modules are developmental disorders, and infant development. These are delivered through a variety of teaching methods, including: lectures, interactive discussion sessions, direct practical experience of modelling developmental phenomena, and gathering, analysing and presenting developmental data. You will finish with a research dissertation in which you develop your ideas in the context of one to one supervision with a member of the developmental psychology team.

The course is aimed at graduates who wish to progress to a PhD in developmental psychology, or seek to boost their research skills en route to clinical or educational psychology training. It is also designed for graduates who require additional developmental knowledge to apply to their work environment.

Compulsory modules:

  • Research Design
  • Data Analysis Methods (two modules)
  • Developmental Psychology

Optional modules:

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

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