University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Child and Family Psychology

The course combines research methods training with the study of children and families, their development, roles and social contexts, in order to prepare students to undertake a research project on a child and family topic of their choice; it challenges students to look critically at the changing nature of childhood and families in the 21st century, within applied, ecological, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives; students demonstrate understanding of psychological approaches to child and family research questions and undertake a research project supervised by a psychologist accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology or equivalent required. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Course modules

Core modules: Introduction to social science research methods; quantitative research methods and statistics; further qualitative research; psychosocial perspectives on families; independent research project. Optional modules: Attachment and caregiving or childhood: national and international policy.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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