Queen's University Belfast
Psychology of Childhood Adversity
The programme provides advanced study of topics in developmental psychology, with a specific focus on development in the context of adversity. Childhood adversity refers to factors extrinsic to the child such as growing up in contexts of parental psychopathology, economic deprivation and community conflict. Psychological, educational and behavioural outcomes of adversity will be explored as well as the predictors, mediators and moderators of outcome.
A 2.1 Honours degree or above in Psychology or another relevant discipline, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.
Compulsory modules include: Childhood adversity; childhood and youth research in practice; improving outcomes with evidence based interventions; perspectives on childhood and youth; principles of qualitative research methods and data analyses; quantitative data analysis 1; research design and professional skills; theoretical perspectives on child and adolescent development; optional interdisciplinary modules include: Children's rights and youth justice; conflict and change in northern Ireland; economic impact of childhood interventions; qualitative research in childhood and youth; quantitative research in childhood and youth.
Assessment methods include in-class test, coursework assignments and a dissertation.
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School of Psychology
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