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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Penrhyn Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

Our course looks at research in child psychology, focusing on the advanced study of psychological development in children and the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice. Areas of expertise include: reading development in blind children; phonological awareness and letter knowledge in reading development; bullying; the development of biological at-risk children (very pre-term); children's regulatory problems (crying, feeding, sleeping) and ADHD; autism, face processing and ‘Theory of Mind'; language development; pre-verbal infant cognitive, social and emotional development; and development of numerical abilities.

What you will study

Taught by researchers active in the field of child psychology, this MSc has a strong research focus, and you will be encouraged to approach empirical research critically. You will be introduced to the theories of child psychology, considering them in relation to the real world, and will cover the empirical research and theories of developmental psychology, focusing on implications for policy and practice. You will also study the application of developmental psychology to social policy, such as social issues, education and school issues and health, and the factors influencing the development of children's relationships. You will consider both typical and atypical development, including a range of developmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, etc. The dissertation gives you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth and gain valuable research skills. For example, past students have studied social communication difficulties in children and adolescents with autism.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment typically comprises of coursework (e.g., essays, lab reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation) as well as exams and in class tests.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    106th out of 118 9

    94th out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    97 45%

    114th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    102nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    86th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    98 49%

    94th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    70th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    50th

    1

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