Taught course

Child Development

UCL - University College London · Psychology and Human Development

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, either in psychology or a related subject, that has been accredited by the British Psychological Society http://www.bps.org.uk.Or: A minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree that contains at least 60 credits (excluding year 1) in the five core areas of psychology (Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personalities and Individual Differences and Social Psychology). If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS or a pass to the required standard in the Institute of Education's pre-sessional English (PASHE) course are accepted. If taking IELTS, applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This Master's programme will deepen students' knowledge of child development and developmental psychology and prepare them for professional work with children and young people, or progression to higher research degrees or employment as a researcher.

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is one of the world's leading centres for education and related areas of social science - you will learn from cutting-edge researchers in the field. For the second year in succession the institute has been ranked as the world's leading university for Education (QS World University Rankings).

Our alumni include government ministers; heads of schools, other educational institutions and NGOs; and Olympians and prize-winning authors.

The programme provides the opportunity to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years; Flexible: up to 4 years;

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures delivered both by UCL Institute of Education academic staff and guest speakers, group work, discussion, computer workshops giving hands-on practice. Assessment is through coursework involving exercises in statistics and methodology, and extended pieces of writing on set topics as well as the report/discussion.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214