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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
Has your undergraduate degree inspired you to learn more about the way people work? Our MSc Psychology is an advanced fast-track conversion course for students with an undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology, or for those whose undergraduate Psychology degree was not accredited by the British Psychological Society. 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 British Psychological Society (BPS). 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
This programme offers a comprehensive research training in developmental and educational psychology. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as providing the basis for further study at doctoral level. Read more
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience explores how the mind changes as children grow up, examining the environmental and biological influences on the developing brain. You'll be provided with perspectives from developmental cognitive neuroscience and developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as hands-on training in brain imaging methods. 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
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