Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Applied Child Psychology

This course combines an in-depth critical evaluation of current theory pertaining to psychological development in children and adolescents with advanced training in relevant research methods. The implications of psychological theory for policy and practice in various areas, including education, clinical and social contexts are also considered. This an ideal course for anyone wanting a career that involves working with children or for those interested in securing a doctoral training place in educational psychology.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in psychology, or an allied discipline (supported by relevant experience of working with children) or other recognised equivalent qualification. Allied disciplines include childhood studies, behavioural sciences, education, social sciences, and speech or language therapy. Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Master's Level in their personal statement.

Course modules

Modules may include: the child in context: understanding disability; social and cognitive development in children; research skills for working with children; observational methods; understanding atypical development; clinical aspects of behavioural disorders; child psychology specialist essay; child psychology research project.

Assessment methods

Assesment is via coursework, essays, examinations, laboratory reports, literature reviews, and a research project.

Sponsorship information

The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for full-time and part-time Master's courses; these include: School of Social Sciences Master's scholarships (for Home / EU and International students); Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,510 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,755 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 848 4200