The Child Psychology MSc focuses on the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice. Option modules mean you can tailor the course to your own interests.
The dissertation gives you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth and gain valuable research skills. For example, past students have studied:
how peer conversations facilitate emotion understanding; and
parent-child conversations in the British Museum.
Teaching staff are research-active, which keeps your learning cutting-edge (read more in the Research areas section).
The taught modules aim to prepare you for the job market. Alongside your academic studies, you gain skills in:
problem solving and organisation;
data collation, review and synopsis;
communication (oral, written and electronic);
co-operation and teamwork.
The course is ideal if you have a personal or professional interest in child psychology. It also provides an excellent foundation for pursuing a research career in child psychology or developmental psychology.