Concerned with the study of how humans change over time, our Developmental Psychology Masters programme provides you with a rigorous and detailed understanding of the discipline. The expertise gained from this course will give you the advantage in any career.
Through this programme, you will develop advanced insight into psychology while gaining further hands-on experience that will be hugely beneficial in any career. Home to one of the world's largest centres for developmental psychology research, Lancaster specialises in infancy and childhood development and our department is one of the UK’s leading research groups in the discipline. In this setting, you will benefit from the world-leading research conducted by our staff.
Throughout the course, you will study five taught modules and one substantial research project. This will ensure you receive the breadth of skills and depth of knowledge to engage with a wide range of careers or to progress into further research and study. Three of the modules are compulsory in order to develop your fundamental skills and expertise in the discipline, ensuring you graduate with a state-of-the-art understanding of developmental psychology. In addition, you will extend and enhance your ability to analyse and interpret psychology data and gain a high-level of advanced psychological research skills. A solid foundation in these skills will be invaluable as you progress into specialist psychology roles, such as clinical or forensic psychology or research.
All classes are taken alongside full-time students, but part-time students have some flexibility in deciding which taught modules to take in their first and second years. However, you will normally take three taught modules in your first year, and two taught modules, plus the dissertation, in your second year.