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Psychology of Child Development MSc

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MSc Psychology of Child Development course is designed to advance your knowledge of child psychology. It’s ideal for graduates in Psychology (or related subjects) and a great development opportunity for professionals working with children.

Throughout this course you’ll explore a wide range of theories and topics relating to the psychology of child development. We’ll give you a thorough grounding in research methods and analytical skills so that you’ll gain the ability to carry out empirical research in this field. In addition, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the latest theories, interventions and applications of psychology relevant to working with children and adolescents across a range of settings.

You’ll have access to extensive laboratory facilities. The School has developed two outstanding laboratory complexes in which you can develop a deeper understanding of the psychology of child development. The Child Observation Suite (COS) provides a facility for the observation, recording, coding and understanding of children’s behaviour. The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) lab enables a detailed examination of the brain and visual systems of young children and adolescents through a range of techniques, including eye tracking and electroencephalography (EEG).

Why study with us

  • Undertake an individual research project of your choice to further develop your understanding of an area of interest.
  • You’ll have opportunities to advance your understanding by working alongside the research active staff who deliver the course.
  • Develop your skills in applying psychology by taking advantage of the optional work-based placement module.

Future careers

After graduating from this course you’ll have developed your research skills to a professional standard and be equipped to lead empirical studies in the field of child psychology and development.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

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

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 117 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    118 55%

    70th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    47.0 47%

    80th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    53rd

    33

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