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Developmental Psychology - MSc

Developmental Psychology - MSc

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Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Developmental Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

To understand any psychological phenomenon fully you must first understand how it develops. Study the Developmental Psychology MSc at Kent to explore the psychological processes that affect the social, emotional and cognitive development of a person during their lifetime.

Overview

Our Master’s gives you a deep understanding of the advanced methods, analytical techniques, and theoretical and practical approaches to developmental psychology and developmental psychopathology. It provides a clear pathway to a career or postgraduate research in this fascinating field and the opportunity to help people of all ages in a range of settings.

What you’ll learn

We draw on the strengths of our academic staff and researchers working in the field of developmental psychology. Their expertise includes language development, representational ability and early social-cognitive understanding of others, singing, infant face processing, the development of prejudice and social exclusion, and developmental psychopathology.

Careers

Our Developmental Psychology MSc graduates commonly go into the fields of health, teaching or further education. Many of our graduates take up roles as assistant psychologists in the NHS with a view to becoming a professional clinical psychologist, or pursue doctoral study and academic careers at higher education institutions. Because the MSc Developmental Psychology programme is taught by academics and professionals, it offers students wide opportunities to pursue a variety of careers.

The programmes we offer help you to develop general critical, analytic, and problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of settings. For example, last year’s graduates have taken up full-time salaried/funded positions as assistant psychologists, as PhD trainees, as healthcare advisers/workers in the private sector and in Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and as specialist charity workers.

Modules

This module investigates common forms of neurodevelopmental disorder. The goal of the module is to help students understand the behavioural manifestations of these disorders, as well as their possible psychological/cognitive, neurobiological, and/or etiological (genetic/environmental) causes. Moreover, the module will explore some characteristic approaches that clinicians take when attempting to support people with these disorders and remediate the difficulties that these people experience. Finally, students will learn to evaluate critically pieces of research on developmental psychopathology in terms of study findings, conceptual underpinnings, and/or methodological approaches.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,300

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with: a. Adequate level of academic achievement - A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. All applications are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. b. Statistics and research methods training in the social sciences - This programme includes a one-year statistics sequence which you must normally pass in order to receive your award. The teaching assumes that you are familiar with the following topics: Means and standard deviations; Distributions, hypothesis testing and statistical significance; t-tests; Correlation coefficients; Variables and measurement.

University information

The University of Kent understands students’ passion to progress. Whether gaining advanced skills or joining a global academic research community is their driver, its networks and facilities will help them achieve their ambitions. The university is a leading international higher education institution, with a reputation for academic excellence and the unofficial title of the UK’s ‘European university’. With postgraduate centres in Paris and...more

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