Durham University

Durham University

Research Methods (Developmental Psychology)

This course is designed for students who plan to continue their graduate studies at PhD level in an area of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, or social psychology. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as providing suitable training for this purpose, and the course is one of the named routes on the MA in Research Methods. It is a Social Sciences faculty degree that involves other departments within the University.

Entry requirements

2.1 in psychology or psychology related subject (or equivalent). English language requirements include an IELTS score of 7.0 or above in all components (with no component under 6.5) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules; applied statistics (30 credits); perspectives on social research (15 credits); qualitative methods on social science (15 credits); advanced developmental psychopathology review (15 credits); research design in child and clinical psychology (15 credits); current issues in developmental psychology and psychopathology (30 credits); dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods

The assessments include examinations, written assignments, oral presentations and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

ESRC North East Doctoral Training Centre 1+3 Studentships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Key information

Department of Psychology
Telephone number: 
0191 334 3273