Applied developmental psychology is the application of basic developmental science in applied contexts. The School of Psychology has expertise in development in adverse contexts and atypical development in an educational context and the teaching on the course, as well as the topics offered for dissertations, will reflect this expertise. The school also has expertise in basic developmental science which will be an important element of the course. The topics covered in the MSc include: quantitative and qualitative research methods, atypical development in the classroom, childhood adversity: from basic science to improving outcomes, and theoretical perspectives on child and adolescent development.
This MSc aims to provide graduate students with an opportunity for advanced study in specialist topics in the field of applied developmental psychology and to prepare graduate students for more advanced research in applied developmental psychology, professional training in psychology or other discipline-related professional training.
It also aims to provide graduate students with an opportunity for advanced study in specialist topics in the field of applied developmental psychology.
•The programme's subject matter and optional placements are relevant to careers in Educational and Clinical Psychology
Internationally Renowned Experts
•The School has a longstanding reputation for research and practice in developmental psychology
•The programme's focus on adversity and atypicality distinguishes it from other programmes in the UK