Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline. Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own.
Months of entry
The MA Developmental Psychology & Special Educational Needs programme is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. The programme aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the key theories, concepts and ideas in education.
This programme is part of the ‘Interdisciplinary Studies in Education’ suite of research-informed Masters provision. It offers each student a choice of awards that means they can tailor the available provision to their own research interests.
By studying at Liverpool Hope University, you will be joining an academic community with a strong record in educational research. You will study in a supportive learning environment and be encouraged to develop your own research profile.
The full Masters award requires you to gain 180 credits, including a dissertation. The curriculum is constructed from 60-credit ‘Blocks’ of provision, from which students will choose two of the combinations permitted. Each 60-credit Block comprises either two 30-credit or four 15-credit modules.
After completion of the taught phase (when both Blocks are completed and 120 credits has been successfully gained) then students will begin the research phase, whereby they will study a Research Methods module and then embark on a Dissertation that synthesises the two Blocks that they have studied.
Developmental Psychology block
Cognitive Development (30 credits)
Developmental Psychology (Childhood) - (15 credits)
Developmental Psychology (Infancy) - (15 credits)
Special Educational Needs block
Critical Disability Theory (30 credits)
Segregation, Integration and Inclusion (30 credits)
Information for international students
This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit our website.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- UK Student Recruitment
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