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  Developmental and Educational Psychology

University of Padua    School of Psychology

Full time October MA 2 years full-time
Psychology (31)

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Are you passionate about understanding the intricacies of human development and its impact on education? Look no further than our Master's degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology. This programme offers a comprehensive exploration of typical and atypical development, with a focus on emotion regulation, peer relationships, and cultural developmental psychology. Gain practical skills in assessment and intervention, and learn how to promote well-being and prevent discomfort in educational settings. With a range of exciting modules to choose from, you'll delve into topics such as cognitive development, neuroscience, and statistical analysis. Join us and embark on a rewarding career in applied psychology. Entry requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field, along with a B2 level of English proficiency. Visit our website for more details.

About the course

The Master’s degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology provides students with cutting-edge scientific knowledge and skills concerning typical and atypical development, and advanced topics in emotion regulation, peer relationships, and cultural developmental psychology. The programme encourages students’ active engagement and participation by combining theory with advanced methodology and practice that can be applied to different developmental periods, from infancy to late adolescence.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

A minimum three-year undergraduate degree in Psychology or related fields (e.g. Educational Sciences), with proven knowledge in Developmental and Educational Psychology

Additional entry requirements: entry title and GPA

English: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent

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Our tuition fees will not exceed 2700 euros per year. Scholarship and fee waivers are available for international students, for more information visit our website.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Padua


Student Profile


I am a quite people-oriented person and thrive on empathy and camaraderie. My affinity towards Psychology was utterly intrinsic when I discovered its positive influence on my personality while reflecting upon something new about myself.
For the first time, I developed a profound predilection for developmental psychology in one of the courses I took at the University of Padova, which motivated me to conduct research by reading literature on the transitioning changes of each age group. Alongside this, the mobility experience is sprinkled with joy and learning. These ordinary yet impactful experiences empowered me with a thorough perspective to understand the program from a multi-layered context and consequently prepared me for a lifelong career as a researcher.

The programme helped me learn how to create individualized intervention plans that matched the needs to promote with a focus on individuality and inclusion, which furthered my learning experience by developing both my research and intervention planning skills. I appreciate how the curriculum equips you with specialized information outside of the classroom, enabling you to use the knowledge in real-world contexts. As an illustration, I investigated classroom diversity learning opportunities in cross-cultural participatory research on adolescent well-being and expanded my learning to logically juxtapose it with discrete developmental periods, from early childhood to later stages of adolescence.

The programme offers advanced-level classes, so getting a foundational understanding of the relevant courses available will help you get ready for the program before enrolling, especially courses on statistics and data analytics.
Also you can get all the help you need to achieve your career goals. The professors are really helpful and encouraging, and they assist you in all of your academic endeavors.

The student life is fairly vigorous, particularly during the summer. My favorite sites are Portello and Prato della Valle, as these are the locations of some of my most treasured recollections. I find that simply strolling through the city is like watching a movie since you get to see its architecture, history, and cultural richness. Because it is not a very large city, you can use a bicycle to get around and wander aimlessly to explore the most beautiful parts of the city. My passion for food in Italy was best expressed through pasta, pizza, and gelato. Gnocchi - a dumpling made f

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