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MSc Developmental Psychology

Course Description


This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in psychology or related disciplines who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Developmental Psychology. A key strength of the programme is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods at first hand, and to undertake bespoke placements to gain skills specific to your research aims.


This course delivers the ability to understand human development, prepare research proposals and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of current psychology’s fast-moving and fundamental areas. The programme is comprised of both compulsory and optional modules in the subject area, combining research methods training with in depth study, building to a substantial piece of final research supervised by active researchers in the field.


The School of Psychology at UEA use a wide range of teaching methods and assessment, including lectures, seminars, workshops, research placements and hands-on use of state of the art research equipment. Modules are primarily assessed by coursework. Coursework includes a literature review, research proposals, and a research project.


Students acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication and learn how to manage the analysis of complex data sets. The programme is ideal for those preparing for a PhD in Developmental Science, and will benefit anyone planning a career with a significant research component.

Visit the MSc Developmental Psychology page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

Student Profiles

School of Psychology, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of Psychology as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of Psychology, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships


A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.

Application Procedure

For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to applicants with a good UK Honours degree (min 2:1 or equivalent) in a Psychology subject or related discipline.

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