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MSc Applied Child Psychology

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Applied Psychology Child Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Applied Child Psychology Masters degree combines an in-depth look and critical evaluation of the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and adolescents. You'll focus on the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice across a range of applied settings, for example, education, clinical and social contexts as well as undertake advanced training in relevant research methods.

This is an ideal course for anyone wanting a career that involves working with children or for those interested in securing a doctoral training place in educational psychology.

What you'll study

During the course you'll gain an in-depth understanding of the ethical and professional issues that are integral to working with children, adolescents and vulnerable people.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed in a variety of ways and on a modular basis through:

  • examination
  • coursework
  • essays
  • laboratory reports
  • literature reviews
  • research project.

Careers and employability

Students generally choose the MSc Applied Child Psychology because they wish to pursue a career working with children (as a teacher, support worker, and so on).

Many already work with children and complete the course in order to improve their prospects of promotion and career progression. Others see the qualification as a means of helping to secure a path to teacher training or a doctoral training place in educational psychology*. It is also possible to pursue an academic and / or research career in child / developmental psychology following graduation (by working as a research assistant or associate, for example, or by studying for a PhD).

Your qualification in psychology is likely to be popular with a whole range of potential employers because you will have demonstrated an ability to write essays and reports, to master advanced statistics and to talk and present in front of other people (amongst other transferable skills).

Modules

This module will provide you with knowledge of, and practical skills in, observational methods. More specifically the module aims to: Develop understanding of the use of different observational methods to address psychological questions. Demonstrate the processes involved in the coding and analysis of observational data. Enable students to conduct a piece of observational research. Allow students to appraise critically the quality of observational designs and address issues concerning relating to reliability and validity. To develop students? abilities to handle observational data. To further develop students? abilities to report, present and evaluate observational designs and data. The module aims to provide specialist training in observational methods.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology, or an allied discipline (supported by relevant experience of working with children) or other recognised equivalent qualification. Allied disciplines include childhood studies, behavioural sciences, education, social sciences and speech or language therapy. Students without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters level in their Personal Statement.

University information

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students. The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught postgraduate courses, professional courses and research degrees. Whether you...more