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Masters degrees in Developmental Psychology involve advanced study of the ways in which psychological processes change over a person’s lifetime, from infancy through to old age.
Related subjects include Developmental Cognitive Science, and Applied Developmental Psychology. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Psychology, Sociology or Child Development Studies.
Developmental psychologists work with individuals and groups of all ages. They examine social, emotional and cognitive development, supporting neurotypical individuals and people with developmental disorders.
Courses in this field encourage you to explore society from a psychological perspective, understanding and theorising how external influences impact internal functions and development. For example, you might examine how certain learning disorders develop from childhood, and why some disorders can be resolved with age, while others can’t.
Typical careers in this field include roles in counselling, therapy and social work. This may involve working with individuals in inpatient contexts, with families and community centres, or in probation and rehabilitation services.
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The MA in Research Methods (Developmental Psychology) is designed for students who plan to continue their graduate studies at PhD level in an area of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, or social psychology. Read more
The MSc Psychology is a conversion programme that offers you the opportunity to convert your existing qualifications and learning to an award that meets the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and the starting point to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Read more
This programme offers a comprehensive research training in developmental and educational psychology. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council and can lead to further study at doctoral level. Read more
Our Psychology MSc offers you a broad curriculum in psychology. Apply for the course if you're a non-psychology graduate or a graduate with a non-accredited psychology degree who wants to qualify for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the . Read more
The Psychology of Education MSc will introduce students to key theoretical issues in the Psychology of Education, critically analysing theories and research, and exploring its contribution to educational issues and practice. Read more
Designed to give you a solid foundational knowledge in the core areas of psychology, particularly as applied within a developmental context, this course covers the core areas of psychology as identified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides a graduate basis for chartered membership of the society (GBC). Read more
The Masters in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire is for people who have degrees in other subjects, but who wish to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) [formerly known as Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the British Psychological Society, which is the first necessary step towards becoming a professional psychologist. Read more
The Developmental Psychology block is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. Read more
This MSc aims to encourage an integrated understanding of child development and a range of childhood disorders, and to give students an opportunity to apply this understanding in a clinical setting through a supervised placement in the second year within a mental health service. Read more
Why do human beings change over the course of a lifetime?. From childhood to adulthood, studying our MSc Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice will help you understand this question. Read more
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