Keele University

Keele University

Child Development

The course provides research training and taught content in child social development. This course provides structured psychological training in child social development so that those successfully completing the course can proceed along a career path related to the psychology of child social development.

Entry requirements

This course is open to graduates with a 1st or upper 2nd Class degree in psychology or overseas equivalent. Individuals without such qualifications but with other relevant experience should contact the course director to discuss whether they would benefit from the course.

Course modules

Core modules: theory and methodology in psychology; qualitative data analysis; quantitative data analysis 2; dissertation. Specialist modules: special topics in psychology 1; special topics in psychology 2; research apprenticeship.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through coursework, verbal presentation of research, unseen examination and independent research written up as a final dissertation (15,000-20,000 words). The pass mark in each module is 50 per cent, and all modules must be passed to obtain the MSc.

Sponsorship information

All applicants may apply for 1 of 3 School of Psychology bursaries of £1,000.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 734010