The MSc Child and Adolescent Psychology will help you to develop an in-depth understanding of current issues in child and adolescent psychology.
It includes a strong practical and applied element, including a work placement. Studying the degree enables students to apply state of the art developmental theory and research findings to real-life settings. It also gives students a robust training in advanced research design, methods and statistics, in preparation for further postgraduate education or for a research career.
The Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling is a trusted provider of excellent academic degrees and vocational training. Our teaching staff are research active and are experts in their respective field. The department is consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey. We pride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research and a vibrant student experience. We have well-equipped facilities and laboratories to support our activities and we employ creative teaching methods and assessment techniques. All our programmes offer a wide choice of courses and we welcome and offer support to students from a range of backgrounds.
The aims of the programme are:
- To develop an in-depth understanding of current issues in child and adolescent psychology
- To be able to apply that understanding when working with children and adolescents
- To conduct a substantial piece of research in child and adolescent psychology
- To provide students with a robust training in advanced statistics and research methods related to psychology
The Department of Psychology & Counselling at Greenwich has a strong record of delivering high quality programmes, research and consultancy. All our programmes offer a wide choice of courses and we employ creative teaching methods and assessment techniques. We welcome and offer support to students from a range of backgrounds.
What you'll study
Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Current issues in Child and Adolescent Psychology (30 credits) Child and Adolescent Psychology in Practice (30 credits) Advanced Research Methods in Child Development (15 credits) Advanced Statistical Methods (30 credits) Applied Psychology Project (60 credits)
Additionally students can choose one of the following three options:
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (15 credits) Introduction to Educational Psychology (15 credits) Psychology, Development and Crime (15 credits)
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.
Assessed coursework includes essays, portfolios, oral presentations, practical research reports, research posters and examinations.
Students will also be required to produce an independent piece of work based on their work placement and an independent project reporting on a substantial research area including the collection of empirical data or equivalent.
Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in research and would be well-placed to undertake doctoral study. Their training in applying cutting-edge developmental theory and research to real-life settings also enables them to pursue careers working with children and adolescents.