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MSc Applied Developmental Psychology

Queen's University Belfast

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Applied developmental psychology is the application of basic developmental science in applied contexts. The School of Psychology has expertise in development in adverse contexts and atypical development in an educational context and the teaching on the course, as well as the topics offered for dissertations, will reflect this expertise. The school also has expertise in basic developmental science which will be an important element of the course. The topics covered in the MSc include: quantitative and qualitative research methods, atypical development in the classroom, childhood adversity: from basic science to improving outcomes, and theoretical perspectives on child and adolescent development.

This MSc aims to provide graduate students with an opportunity for advanced study in specialist topics in the field of applied developmental psychology and to prepare graduate students for more advanced research in applied developmental psychology, professional training in psychology or other discipline-related professional training.

Career Prospects

Professional Opportunities

The programme is designed to prepare graduate students for more advanced research in developmental psychology, for professional training in psychology or related disciplines, and/or for employment in children's voluntary or statutory services. It will also provide graduates with the research skills and knowledge to carry out a PhD in developmental psychology and/or in childhood studies, and to pursue an academic career.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,800per year

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

University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 80 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated pre-semester and engagement programme on arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 118 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    144 67%

    34th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    86th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    92nd

    58

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