Taught course

Developmental Psychology

Lancaster University · Psychology

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Psychology or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Lancaster is one of the largest centres for developmental psychology research in the world. This programme provides students with knowledge of advanced methods, analytical techniques, theories and major findings across a range of areas.

The course is delivered through a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, interactive discussion sessions, direct practical experience of modelling developmental phenomena, plus the gathering, analysing and presentation developmental data.

This course provides ESRC accredited training and is aimed at graduates who wish to progress to a PhD in Developmental Psychology, or seek to boost their research skills en route to clinical or educational psychology training, or for graduates who require additional developmental knowledge to apply to their work environment.


Compulsory modules:

· Conducting and Presenting Psychological Research

· Developmental Psychology

· Research Dissertation

· Statistics for Psychological Research (two modules)

Optional modules (choose from topics in the following areas, which vary year-to-year and are aligned with our expertise):

· Applied Aspects of Psychology

· Cognitive Psychology

· Developmental Psychology

· Neuroscience

· Social Psychology

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8500 per year
International students
£19,500 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

This MSc provides training in advanced Developmental Psychology, as part of the Centre for Research in Human Development. It is fully accredited for ESRC 1+3.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 594 975