University of Derby

Applied Developmental Psychology

Our innovative course gives you the chance to seize the many career and research opportunities emerging from the dynamic and evolving discipline of applied developmental psychology. Increasing emphasis is being placed on the scientific study of how human beings develop and change over the lifespan. Developmental psychology is therefore growing in importance with policy-makers, practitioners, business and the general public alike. It is a high-profile subject area which brings together experts from a broad range of disciplines who can contribute to our understanding of human development across the lifespan. Leading professional bodies are now promoting the need for more research into developmental psychology and, in particular, high standards in the way this scientific knowledge is applied to real-world settings.

Course modules

Modules include: Contemporary developmental assessment methods; advanced psychological research methods in context; negotiated module; empirical research project; introduction to developmental psychology and research methods; the psychology of health and wellbeing; theories and models of development; applied developmental psychology in context.

Assessment methods

This course is 100% coursework based. Examples of assessment methods will include, essays, reports, poster presentations, and assessment of practice based skills.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 640 per Module (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,240 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 640 per Module (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus DE22 1GB East Midlands

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