Our School of Psychology is one of the largest, most active and forward thinking postgraduate training departments in the UK.
Our innovative MSc Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice programme, taught by leading academics, draws on our significant teaching and research strengths in infant and child development, and in mental health across people’s lives.
Applying developmental theory to a range of professional settings, the programme combines academic and practical learning through a unique blend of taught modules and an integrated professional placement in developmental psychology.
On our MSc Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice programme, you’ll study typical and atypical development from infancy to old age, including cutting-edge research and ‘hot topics’ in developmental psychology.
You’ll explore different approaches to studying developmental processes, including a range of theories, methods, and practical issues of conducting research or working with individuals at different developmental stages. You’ll learn about mental health issues across people’s lives, and evaluate therapeutic interventions for a range of developmental difficulties.
You’ll gain significant professional experience through a supported placement in a developmental psychology setting, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and preparing you for further study. Your placements could take place in clinical, educational, social care or research settings, letting you develop the skills you need for your career, as well as building your transferable skills and your ability to reflect on and improve your practice.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Start date|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||Oct 2018|
|MSc||Part-time||24 months||Oct 2018|
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify, your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.