University of Chester

University of Chester

Family and Child Psychology

This programme focuses on the psycho-social aspects of families and the impact of family systems on the psychological development of children; the programme also offers students the opportunity to study the interface between family and child psychology and social policy and practice.

Entry requirements

Minimum of lower 2nd Class Honours degree containing a substantial component of psychology, usually a single or combined Honours psychology degree; consideration is also given to applicants from other social science backgrounds whose 1st degree contains an acceptable component of psychology.

Course modules

Core modules: Research methods for family and child psychology; child and adolescent development; advanced skills for research and practice; family psychology in society; family lifestyle and transitions; practical skills for research; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed via coursework and practical-type reports in all modules; a wide range of assessment methods are utilised which are designed to develop research and transferable skills; these may include quantitative/qualitative research reports, dissemination exercises, observational case studies, individual and group presentations, paper reviews, or even a critical book review; there are no formal examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,640 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 620 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000