Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Developmental Psychology

This programme provides students with knowledge of advanced methods, analytical techniques, theories and major findings across a range of areas. The course is delivered through a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, interactive discussion sessions, direct practical experience of modelling developmental phenomena, plus the gathering, analysing and presentation of developmental data. This course provides Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) accredited training and is aimed at graduates who wish to progress to a PhD in developmental psychology, or seek to boost their research skills en route to clinical or educational psychology training, or for graduates who require additional developmental knowledge to apply to their work environment.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in psychology or a related discipline. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Conducting and presenting psychological research; developmental psychology; research dissertation; statistics for psychological research (2 modules). Option modules (choose from topics in the following areas, which vary year-to-year and are aligned with our expertise): Applied aspects of psychology; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; neuroscience; social psychology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Departmental bursaries are sometimes available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,390 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,390 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,390 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,390 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,695 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,695 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,695 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,695 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 593795