Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood

The programme is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. The programme aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the key theories, concepts and ideas in education. This programme is part of the �Interdisciplinary Studies in Education� suite of research-informed Masters provision. It offers each student a choice of awards that means they can tailor the available provision to their own research interests. Studying at Liverpool Hope University means students will be encouraged to develop their own research profile.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own. For students whose 1st language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL IBT 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

Course modules

Developmental Psychology block: Cognitive development; developmental psychology (childhood); developmental psychology (infancy). Early Childhood block: The development of young children�s thinking and learning in socio-cultural context; children�s rights and participation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,500 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 4,500 per Whole course (home fees) 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD North West

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
0151 291 3111