University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Child Development

This course is taught by our team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. The course covers a range of topics from social and cognitive development, to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices. Teaching is grounded in practice with input from social psychologists, health psychologists, neuropsychologists and primatologists.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Modules include: Child development; psychological research methods i and ii; advanced statistics; key skills for psychology researchers; qualitative research methods; research placement.

Assessment methods

The individual module components contribute towards 60 percent of the MSc grade, with the research dissertation contributing the remaining 40 percent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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