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University of Dundee

Developmental Psychology

The programme aims to enable students to pursue and develop an advanced study of research methods in psychology and in particular to address contemporary issues of epistemology, data collection, measurement and data analysis. Students also learn to approach problems in research by critical evaluation of existing psychological paradigms and research literature and to apply this to current theoretical or applied issues in psychology.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology; conferring eligibility for graduate membership of the British psychological society, are also normally required. IELTS of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent) (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Modules include: research foundations; qualitative research methods; theories in developmental psychology; research in practice; literature review (as part of dissertation module); basic or intermediate research methods (optional and not credited); advanced quantitative methods; research in practice.

Assessment methods

Assessments are through oral and written presentations, peer assessments of oral presentations, problem-solving assignments, interactive computer assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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