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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Child Development (Education) Child Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Master's programme will deepen students' knowledge of child development and developmental psychology and prepare them for professional work with children and young people or progression to professional doctorates, higher research degrees, or employment as a researcher.

About this degree

This programme provides a high-quality education in the main theories, methods, and findings of psychological research relating to child development. The programme aims to enable independent learning and an approach to developmental psychology that is both informed and critical. Participants have the opportunity to conduct research that contributes to the field of child development.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures delivered by both UCL Institute of Education academic staff and guest speakers, group work, and computer workshops giving hands-on practice. Assessment is through coursework involving exercises in statistics and methodology, and extended pieces of writing on set topics as well as the dissertation.

Careers

Graduates are currently working as:

  • assistant psychologists in the field of child development in the public and private sectors
  • social science researchers
  • educational or clinical psychologists (following the completion of a professional doctorate)
  • PhD students

Different course options

Full time | London, Bloomsbury | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module considers methods of psychological research and the analysis of data. It aims to enhance the ability to understand and use various research methods and develop expertise in running statistical analyses using SPSS.
Developmental Psychology - Core
Social Development - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,940

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,110

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, either in psychology or a related subject, that has been accredited by the British Psychological Society Or A minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree that contains at least 60 credits (excluding year 1) in the five core areas of psychology (Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personalities and Individual Differences and Social Psychology).