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MSc - Master of Science
Child Psychology Youth Studies
Work towards a clinical career with children, or take the next step towards a doctorate by studying a Masters in Clinical Child Psychology at ARU. Gain an advanced academic understanding of developmental disorders and childhood mental health; and investigate causes, assessment, classification and treatment. Our Clinical Child Psychology Masters degree course provides you with a strong foundation for research and will complement your professional clinical training. You’ll gain a comprehensive theoretical knowledge of the field, as well as the practical ability to design and evaluate clinical research programmes.
Specialist modules focus on diagnosis and treatment of different conditions, developmental psychopathology (including causes and impacts) and the broader issues surrounding psychological research. While studying clinical child psychology at ARU, you’ll also train in quantitative and qualitative research methods, including infant observation, assessment and diagnostic interviewing, neuroimaging (electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography) as well as neuropsychological assessment. This leads up to your dissertation project, which will involve significant independent research with the guidance and support of our expert staff. Please note that this course does not include clinical work with children, patients or mental health service users. It does not constitute professional training, though it can support entry to a doctorate in clinical psychology (or equivalent). We encourage you to seek out relevant paid or voluntary experience while completing your studies; our course is designed to facilitate this.
How you'll be assessed
We’ll assess your theoretical and applied understanding through essays, presentations, data analysis and your dissertation.
Our Clinical Child Psychology Masters course is ideal if you want to pursue a career working in a clinical setting with children. You’ll be highly employable in many research environments. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Psychology PhD.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Students need either 2.2 in BA or BSc Psychology with Graduate Basis for Recognition (GBR) for the British Psychology Society (BPS) OR 2.1 or above in non-accredited BA or BSc Psychology (or closely related discipline, e.g., Health Psychology, Joint honours Psychology, or Neuropsychology).
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has a proud history dating back to 1858, when philanthropist John Ruskin opened the first campus as what was then the Cambridge School of Art. ARU has grown exponentially since then, with four campuses in the East Anglia region. These are in: Cambridge Chelmsford London Peterborough Now students can study a range of subjects at ARU at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with flexible...more
Full time | 15 months | 08-JAN-24