Kingston University

Kingston University

Child Psychology

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. Students are introduced to the theories of child psychology and encouraged to consider them in relation to the 'real world'. In addition they 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.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class degree or above in psychology or equivalent; or a closely related discipline; mathematics to grade C or above at GCSE level; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing; a Disclosure and Disbarment check is required once enrolled.

Course modules

Modules include: Cognitive development; development in typical and atypical populations; methods and statistics for MSc psychology; psychology dissertation. Optional modules: applications of psychological research; social development in childhood and adolescence.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes essays, in-class tests, presentations, unseen examinations, laboratory reports and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

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