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About Child Psychology
Masters degrees in Child Psychology explore the developmental processes of children from a psychological perspective, examining how children learn to understand human interaction and the world around them.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Psychology of Child Development, Applied Child Psychology and Clinical Child Psychology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Psychology, Child Development Studies or Social Work.
Child Psychology is key in understanding the way youngsters grow and develop in the ways that they do. By understanding the development of children from a psychological perspective, professionals can gain access to a great deal of insight about the causes of certain developmental defects, and also understand what is considered healthy (or normal) development.
For example, you might explore how impairments such as blindness, learning difficulties and behavioural issues hold implications for children as they grow into adolescents. Within this, you might explore how the family unit and other social factors may influence how well a child deals with these impairments.
Careers in this field are extremely broad, with traditional routes into work including positions in social work, paediatric nursing and teaching. Other roles may include policy-making or administration on behalf of governing bodies, regulatory authorities or charities.
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The Child Public Health course aims to equip students with a knowledge of the multitude of factors that affect infant, child and family health and the importance of health in early childhood for future national health, well being and growth.
Work towards a clinical career with children, or take the next step towards a doctorate. Gain an advanced academic understanding of developmental disorders and childhood mental health; and investigate causes, assessment, classification and treatment.
How do children and adolescents develop? How do emotional and behavioural disorders emerge, and how can they be prevented? How can you use scientific knowledge to advise schools? In the Master’s programme Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, you will learn how to apply your knowledge of developmental psychology in clinical practice.
The MSc Applied Child Psychology combines an in-depth critical evaluation of current theory pertaining to psychological development in children and adolescents with advanced training in relevant research methods.
This Master's programme will deepen students' knowledge of child development and developmental psychology and prepare them for professional work with children and young people, or progression to higher research degrees or employment as a researcher.
The MSc Psychology of Child Development is designed to advance your knowledge of child psychology and research skills, and is ideal for graduates in Psychology or related subjects and professionals working with children as continued professional development.
This course will equip you to work as an educational psychologist in local authority children’s services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), voluntary agencies or independently.
The Master of Science, Psychology of Child & Adolescent Development employs the scientific approach to facilitate our understanding of age-linked development of human behaviour and thought.
The Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich, hosts a wide selection of Postgraduate programmes in Education, Health and Psychology. With more than 125 years providing quality education The University of Greenwich is one of the Times Higher Educations top 200 most outward-looking institutions.
Developmental psychology is a really exciting area of research and practice, and with the Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology MSc you will benefit from the teaching of world-leading researchers in this field.
The College has established and recognised links with the NHS, Social Services, and private sector companies. These links allow our students to meet with many potential employers, and our staff to ensure that all our teaching is up-to-the-minute and responsive to employer demand.