University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice

**Why choose this course** Why do human beings change over the course of a lifetime? From childhood to adulthood, studying our MSc Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice will help you understand this question. Our School of Psychology is one of the largest, most active and pioneering postgraduate training departments in the UK, helping to put you in an excellent position to enjoy a fruitful career in this speciality. Taught by forward-thinking academics, you will benefit from exceptional insight and research into infant and child development and how mental health adapts and changes across the length of a person's lifetime. Our course combines the academic and practical learning you need to succeed through a blend of taught modules and an integrated professional placement in developmental psychology. **What you will study** Studying both atypical and typical development from infancy to old age, our course will also expose you to important, emerging research and exciting hot topics in developmental psychology. We'll also teach you the 'ins' and 'outs' of different approaches to studying developmental processes, including the range of theories, methods and practical issues involved in working with individuals at different developmental stages. You'll also learn about mental health issues across people's lives, and evaluate therapeutic interventions for a range of developmental difficulties. You're guaranteed to gain valuable professional experience while studying with us thanks to our supported placements in various developmental psychology settings, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. Your placements could take place in clinical, educational, social care or research settings, allowing you to build valuable transferable skills and the ability to improve your professional practice.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in Psychology, or a recognised international equivalent. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) DISSERTATION 8000-10000 WORDS - Core ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - Core MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN - Core PREPARATION FOR PLACEMENT - Core QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Core INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT - Core PLACEMENT IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Core QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Core PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN - Core QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Core INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT - Core QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Core Year 2 (part-time) ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - Core PREPARATION FOR PLACEMENT - Core PLACEMENT IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Core DISSERTATION 8000-10000 WORDS - Core

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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