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Applied Child Psychology MSc

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  • Objectives
    This course looks at the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children, and focuses on the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice.
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic Title
    Applied Child Psychology MSc
  • Course description
    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 theory of cognitive development, 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.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules
    -Applied Cognitive Development
    -Applied Social Development
    -Psychological Methods and Statistics
    -Research Skills in Child Development
    -Social Cognition: Understanding Others
    -Theories of Developmental Psychology

    Option modules (choose 2)
    -Applied Developmental Psychology
    -Children's Relationships
    -Atypical Development

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