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  Applied Child Psychology MSc


Nottingham Trent University    School of Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Psychology (31)

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Unleash your potential with the Applied Child Psychology MSc at NTU. Dive deep into the intricate world of psychological development in children and adolescents, exploring the practical applications of theory and research in educational, clinical, and social settings. Gain expertise in research methods and ethical considerations crucial for working with young minds. The course structure offers a blend of lectures, workshops, and independent study, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. Taught by research-active faculty, you'll be immersed in a world-leading research environment, enhancing your skills and knowledge. With a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in Psychology or related fields, along with relevant experience, you can embark on this transformative journey. Benefit from state-of-the-art facilities including research labs equipped with cutting-edge technology. Whether you aspire to work directly with children, pursue further studies, or delve into research, this programme equips you with the tools for a rewarding career in child psychology.

About the course

This Applied Child Psychology Masters degree combines an in-depth look and critical evaluation of the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and adolescents. You'll focus on the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice across a range of applied settings, for example, education, clinical and social contexts as well as undertake advanced training in relevant research methods.

This is an ideal course for anyone wanting a career that involves working with children or for those interested in securing a doctoral training place in educational psychology*.

*Further study and / or a BPS-accredited conversion course conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership may be required.

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Entry Requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology, or an allied discipline (supported by relevant experience of working with children) or other recognised equivalent qualification. Allied disciplines include childhood studies, behavioural sciences, education, social sciences and speech or language therapy.


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Student Profile

Sampada Moholkar

I completed my bachelor’s degree in Psychology in Mumbai, India. I wanted to continue my studies in this field which lead me to search for courses abroad. After researching many universities, I came across the Masters degree in Child Psychology at NTU and I found it to be one of the few universities that teaches a Masters degree in Child Psychology.

Coming to NTU was my first international trip so I was very nervous before coming here. The UK is a wonderful country and Nottingham is an amazing city with lots of friendly and helpful people.

The modules are great as they cover everything, focusing on overall child development and the current issues related to this subject area.

I use the NTU Online Workspace (NOW) a lot. Every single piece of work on my course is done on NOW, from studying, finding research papers to submitting assignments and projects. I am also able to access course material in advance of my seminars and lectures. Through the use of NOW my tutors are able to respond quickly to my emails and provide me with the support and advice I need to successfully complete the MSc.

Coming to the UK and studying at NTU is a big achievement in itself. My course has allowed me to gain knowledge that will definitely help me to build my career in psychology.

The next step for me is to gain some work experience in this field as an assistant psychologist and later on, apply for a PhD.

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