Child Psychology MSc
Facts about Child Psychology
|Duration||Full time: 1 year|
|Attendance||To be confirmed
|Assessment||Essays; in-class tests; presentations; unseen examinations; laboratory reports; dissertation|
Choose Kingston's Child Psychology MSc
This course looks at applied research in child psychology. It focuses on the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice. If you are interested in pursuing a research career in child or developmental psychology, or if you are a childcare professional wishing to enhance your knowledge, this course is ideal.
What will you study?
You will be introduced to the theories of child psychology and encouraged to consider them in relation to the ‘real world'. You will also cover the empirical research and theories of development psychology, with a focus on the implications for policy and practice.
In addition you will have the opportunity to study topics such as the application of developmental psychology to social policy, such as children within the legal system, social issues, education and school issues, and health; and the issues and factors influencing the development of children's relationships. You will also complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice.
The range of events and lectures in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences enhances your studies and adds an extra perspective to your learning. They include:
- Psychology Field Colloquium Series
- Cultural Intersections Symposium
- Seminars and lectures
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language for free during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
- Cognitive Development
- Development in typical and atypical populations
- Methods and Statistics for MSc Psychology
- Psychology Dissertation
Many staff in the Psychology department are research active. This ensures they are in touch with the latest thinking and bring best practice to your studies.
You will have access to state-of-the-art psychology labs, as well as other facilities. Find out more...