Applied Child Psychology - MSc

University of Sussex    School of Psychology

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

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Embark on a rewarding journey with the MSc in Applied Child Psychology at our esteemed School of Psychology. Delve into contemporary issues affecting children and young people, exploring education, family dynamics, and mental health. Gain insights into research methodologies, intervention strategies, and professional practice frameworks essential for supporting young individuals. The programme boasts a research-practitioner approach, offering hands-on experience with real-life case studies to prepare you for impactful work in the field. Benefit from small group learning, interactive lectures, and a diverse range of assessment methods to enhance your skills. Our expert faculty, renowned for their impactful research, will guide you through core modules covering crucial topics in child psychology. Upon graduation, you'll be equipped for entry-level roles as an applied child psychologist, with opportunities for further professional advancement. Join us if you hold a 2.1 or above in psychology or a related field, along with relevant research experience and training. Your journey to making a difference in children's lives starts here.

About the course

The wellbeing of children and young people concerns us all. How can we improve their experience and make a positive difference to their future?

On this course, you’ll gain an overview of current issues in child psychology. Across the key areas of education/school, home/family and mental health, you’ll explore current policies and their limitations. You’ll:

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in psychology or a closely related subject such as neuroscience. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate relevant experience and training in research skills, a high level of statistical ability, and will normally have completed a research project or dissertation as part of their undergraduate studies. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.


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