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Developmental and Educational Psychology MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Developmental Psychology Educational Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme offers a comprehensive research training in developmental and educational psychology. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as providing the basis for further study at doctoral level.

About this degree

Students will develop in-depth knowledge of specialised research skills, and be able to use a broad range of methods to critically appraise and conduct rigorous research in the field. Students learn how to assess the contribution of psychology to policy goals and how to evaluate education policies.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

Teaching and learning

This programme is delivered through a combination of lectures by UCL Institute of Education academic staff and guest speakers, group work, discussion, and computer workshops giving hands-on practice. Assessment is through coursework. Coursework involves small exercices conducted throughout the module, critiques of set research articles, extended pieces of writing on set topics, and the dissertation.

Each of the taught modules has 30 hours of contact time (lectures, seminars and group activity), except Methodology and Statistics, where it is 42 hours. Students are expected to supplement these contact hours via self-directed study to make a total of 300 hours work per module. A further 15 hours are set aside for contact with supervisors for the dissertation, where the bulk of the work consists of independent research activity.

Careers

Graduates of this programme are currently working as researchers in the public and private sectors or are engaged in PhD study.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Qualitative Data Analysis - Core
Methodology and Statistics - 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 one) in the five core areas of psychology (Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personalities and Individual Differences and Social Psychology).