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. This course provides ESRC accredited training.

You will study compulsory and optional modules that will provide you with foundational theoretical knowledge and skills in research, design and statistics. Examples of optional modules are Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience. 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:

  • Conducting and Presenting Psychological Research
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Dissertation
  • Statistics for Psychological Research (two modules)

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