Postgraduate Child Psychology degrees

Child Psychology is the perfect course of study for those interested in the cognitive process behind the way in which children relate to and develop their understanding of the world around them. There’s a number of courses available from the year long MSc to the DEdPsy which takes approximately 3 years.

40 universities in the UK offer 72 postgraduate child psychology degrees.

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Psychology for Education Professionals MSc

Psychology for Education Professionals MSc

Students study the fundamental theories and principles in educational and child psychology and how they are applied in practice. Students have the opportunity to research areas of interest, acquire new...Read more

School of Education

UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON

(4)
  • 1 year Full time degree

Applied Child Psychology MSc

Applied Child Psychology MSc

This course looks at the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and adolescents; it focuses on the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice...Read more

School of Social Sciences

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

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(5)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £2755 per year (UK/EU)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £5510 per year (UK/EU)
Modules
  • Social and Cognitive Development in Children
  • The Child in Context: Understanding Disability
  • Research Methods for Working with Children
  • Observational Methods
  • Understanding Atypical Development
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Child Psychology MSc

Child Psychology MSc

This course looks at applied research in child psychology; it focuses on the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and the implications of psychological theory and research...Read more

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY

(3.8)
  • 1 - 2 years Part time degree: £2950 per year (UK/EU)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £5900 per year (UK/EU)

Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Psychology MSc

Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Psychology MSc

This programme will help students to develop an in-depth understanding of current issues in child and adolescent psychology and provides a robust training in advanced statistics and research methods which...Read more

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

(3.5)
  • 12 months Full time degree: £6250 per year (UK/EU)
  • 24 months Part time degree: £3125 per year (UK/EU)

Developmental Sciences MSc

Developmental Sciences MSc

This Masters degree is designed to give you an understanding of the role of the child’s environment through the study of the impact of the family, communities and other social networks in the child’s environment. ...Read more

BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

(4.8)
  • 2 years Part time evening degree: £4975 per year (UK/EU)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £8950 per year (UK/EU)

Emotional Factors in Learning and Teaching (Counselling Aspects) PgDip

Emotional Factors in Learning and Teaching (Counselling Aspects) PgDip

The programme is designed as career development training for teachers and other staff in nursery, infant, primary, secondary and special education, as well as universities and other institutions of further...Read more

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON

Helen Mitchell - Department Overview
(3.8)
  • 3 years Part time degree

Developmental Psychology MSc

Developmental Psychology MSc

The programme focuses mainly on the social and cognitive development of children. The programme produces students who are critical and independent thinkers with specialist knowledge of the social, cognitive,...Read more

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

(4.2)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £ 38 per credit point (UK/EU)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £6880 per year (UK/EU)

Applied Educational Psychology DAppEdPsy

Applied Educational Psychology DAppEdPsy

This is a research degree that holds approval from the regulatory body, the Health and Care Professions Council; the location of the course within the School of Psychology provides students with a deeper...Read more

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

(4.7)
  • 3 years Full time degree

Educational Psychology MSc

Educational Psychology MSc

In the first year, trainees carry out shadowing and observation, case studies, practice-based assignments and a collaborative project; in the second year, trainees engage in the work of an educational...Read more

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

(3.3)
  • 24 months Full time degree: £9800 per year (UK/EU)

Developmental Psychology MSc

Developmental Psychology MSc

The programme focuses on questions such as: What psychological changes occur during infancy, childhood and adolescence? What psychological processes drive the development of children? Why are children...Read more

UNIVERSITY OF KENT

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(3.9)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £2475 per year (UK/EU)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £4950 per year (UK/EU)

Educational Psychology DEdPsy

Educational Psychology DEdPsy

The curriculum covers the following 6 themes: Research methods in educational psychology; processes and methods of assessment; the psychology of learning: managing change; the psychology of behaviour:...Read more

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

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  • 3 years Full time degree

Applied Child Psychology PgCert

Applied Child Psychology PgCert

This postgraduate course equips those working with children and young people in a range of psychological and behavioural strategies for intervening in meaningful and lasting ways. The course is informed...Read more

UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON

(3.6)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £1854 per year (UK/EU)

Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice MSc

Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice MSc

This programme aims to encourage an integrated understanding of child development and a range of childhood disorders, and to give students an opportunity to apply this understanding in a clinical setting,...Read more

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

(4)
  • 2 years Full time degree: £8500 per year (UK/EU)

Psychology of Child Development MSc

Psychology of Child Development MSc

Our flexible programme (1 day teaching) is designed to advance your knowledge of child psychology and research skills, and is ideal for graduates in psychology or related subjects and professionals working...Read more

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

(4.7)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £ 525 per module (UK/EU)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £5000 per year (UK/EU)

Developmental Psychology and Disability Studies MA

Developmental Psychology and Disability Studies MA

The programme is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. The programme aims to provide opportunities for engagement with...Read more

LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY

Nicholas Almond - Department Overview
(3.8)
  • 36 months Part time degree: £1333 per year (UK/EU)

Child and Family Psychology MSc

Child and Family Psychology MSc

The course combines research methods training with the study of children and families, their development, roles and social contexts, in order to prepare students to undertake a research project on a child...Read more

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA UEA

(3.5)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £6000 per year (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £3000 per year (UK/EU)

Developmental Psychology MSc

Developmental Psychology MSc

Students gain an understanding of how humans develop, mentally, socially and behaviourally, throughout life, from infancy to old age, on a course accredited by the British Psychology Society. ...Read more

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

(4)
  • 1 year Full time degree
  • 2 - 3 years Part time degree

Developmental Psychology MSc

Developmental Psychology MSc

The programme aims to enable students to pursue and develop an advanced study of research methods in psychology and in particular to address contemporary issues of epistemology, data collection, measurement...Read more

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

Dr Astrid Schloerscheidt - Department Overview
(5)
  • 12 months Full time degree: £4500 per year (UK/EU)

Adult/Adolescent to Child Psychotherapy Conversion Course: Diploma in Integrative Child Psychotherapy

Adult/Adolescent to Child Psychotherapy Conversion Course: Diploma in Integrative Child Psychotherapy

Two years part-time (leading to registration as a Child Psychotherapist with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)  About the Conversion Course This course is a must for health professionals...Read more

INSTITUTE FOR ARTS IN THERAPY AND EDUCATION (THE)

  • 2 years Part time degree: £7200 full course fees (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time degree: £7705 full course fees (UK/EU)
  • 2 years Part time day degree: £7920 full course fees (UK/EU)

Developmental Sciences MA

Developmental Sciences MA

This Masters degree is designed to give you an understanding of the role of the child’s environment through the study of the impact of the family, communities and other social networks in the child’s environment. ...Read more

BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

(4.8)
  • 2 years Part time evening degree: £3975 per year (UK/EU)
  • 1 year Full time degree: £6950 per year (UK/EU)
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