University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice

Our School of Psychology is one of the largest, most active and forward thinking postgraduate training departments in the UK. Our innovative MSc Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice programme, taught by leading academics, draws on our significant teaching and research strengths in infant and child development, and in mental health across people's lives. Applying developmental theory to a range of professional settings, the programme combines academic and practical learning through a unique blend of taught modules and an integrated professional placement in developmental psychology. On our MSc Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice programme, you'll study typical and atypical development from infancy to old age, including cutting-edge research and 'hot topics' in developmental psychology. You'll explore different approaches to studying developmental processes, including a range of theories, methods, and practical issues of conducting research or working with individuals at different developmental stages. You'll learn about mental health issues across people's lives, and evaluate therapeutic interventions for a range of developmental difficulties. You'll gain significant professional experience through a supported placement in a developmental psychology setting, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and preparing you for further study. Your placements could take place in clinical, educational, social care or research settings, letting you develop the skills you need for your career, as well as building your transferable skills and your ability to reflect on and improve your practice.

Entry requirements

MSc: A 2:1 honours degree or above in psychology. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall, 6.5 in each component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 19,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 9,900 per Year 1 (International) 24 Months

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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