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Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development MSc

York St John University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    York St John University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Develop your knowledge in advanced areas of social, emotional, cognitive and neurobiological psychological development of young people.

Led by an experienced team of developmental psychologists, our Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development MSc will deepen your understanding of classic and contemporary models of development. This course features investigation into child development and adolescent development, together with advanced research method skills.

Course overview

On this course you will learn about psychological aspects of human development from infancy to young adulthood. You will explore social relationships and emotional wellbeing in childhood and adolescence. You will also learn about cognitive and language development, especially as applied to educational contexts.

You will receive advanced training in psychological research methods and culminate your studies through an extended research project relevant to human development. The content and format of the project should be suitable for publication in an academic journal in the field.

The transferable skills you will gain through this course include data collection and analysis, research design, decision making, critical thinking and presentation skills.

The course is structured to provide in-depth knowledge and skills in the psychology of child and adolescent development. It provides excellent research training through a psychological research methods programme designed to meet the ESRC Postgraduate Training and Development Guidelines.

Career outcomes

Where could Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development take you?

This course could lead you to a career directly related to psychology, such as working as a clinical psychologist, or it could take you in a completely different direction, using the many transferrable skills you will develop. These include problem solving, developing arguments, analysing and evaluating information, collaboration, independent working, communication and more.

This will give you an advantage in careers such as:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Education consultant
  • Forensic psychologist
  • High intensity therapist
  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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

University information

York St John University

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  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 118 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    109 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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