You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology, or an allied discipline (supported by relevant experience of working with children) or other recognised equivalent qualification. Allied disciplines include childhood studies, behavioural sciences, education, social sciences and speech or language therapy. Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters Level in their Personal Statement. Your application form requires a written statement in which you should outline reasons for wishing to undertake the MSc Applied Child Psychology. We will be looking to ensure that you have a sound rationale for joining the course based on a realistic appreciation of the discipline and profession of psychology. English language requirements for international students can be found at www.ntu.ac.uk/international
Months of entry
The MSc Applied Child Psychology combines an in-depth critical evaluation of current theory pertaining to psychological development in children and adolescents with advanced training in relevant research methods.
The implications of psychological theory for policy and practice in various areas, including education, clinical and social contexts are also considered. This an ideal course for anyone wanting a career that involves working with children or for those interested in securing a doctoral training place in educational psychology.
MSc Applied Child Psychology course content
Indicative core modules may include:
The Child in Context
Social and Cognitive Development in Children
Clinical Aspects of Behavioural Disorders
Understanding Atypical Development
Child Psychology Specialist Essay
Child Psychology Research Project.
For more information about the modules you may study, please visit our course page.
Study and support
The course will be delivered through a combination of methods including:
- taught modules
- interactive workshops
- small group teaching
- individual project supervision.
There will also be an expectation that students will engage in independent study during the course. All staff teaching on the course is research-active in their field of interest which includes members from the Communication for Inclusion Research Unit (CIRU) and the Specific Language Impairment Research Unit (SLIRU). Students will also have access to the extensive new facilities within the Division of Psychology and the University's Virtual Learning Environment.
International students in psychology can also access additional language and study skills support, as well as help in acclimatising, via our own International Student Support Officer.
Delivery and assessment
The course is delivered through lectures, interactive workshops, small group teaching and one-on-one supervision.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways and on a modular basis through:
- laboratory reports
- literature reviews
- research project.
The skills will allow students to continue working in psychology through research (e.g., PhD Research Assistant), further training in applied psychology (e.g. Educational Psychology) or careers that involve working with children.
Information for international students
As an international school, we are committed to enhancing our cultural and intellectual diversity. We therefore like to encourage applications from students across the world who feel we can offer them the educational opportunities they are seeking at postgraduate level.
Fees and funding
The School of Social Sciences is delighted to announce the availability of a number of competitive Scholarships for our full-time and part-time Masters courses. To find out more visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3scholarships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Social Sciences
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