Taught course

Family and Child Psychology

University of Chester · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

Generally we require a first degree (minimum 2:2) in psychology, or other social science degrees that contain an acceptable component of psychology.

Applications from professionals working with children and families and who have degrees in other areas will also be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Our exciting course focuses on contemporary issues in family and child psychology, exploring critical issues as families and society become increasingly diverse. It offers the opportunity to study the interface between family and child psychology and social policy, making its content relevant to students with diverse career objectives.

Why Study Family and Child Psychology with us?

This course provides an excellent opportunity to study the psychology of the child and family in context, engaging with, and being taught by, leading experts in the field. With a heavily applied focus, you will learn, explore and examine how theory can be used to explain contemporary issues in the area while undertaking training in research methodology and practical issues. You will also have the opportunity to join the Social and Developmental research groups and take part in Department seminars.

Our course also emphasises employability skills, embedding a range of professional and practical skills in all of the modules.

How will I be taught?

Based in the Department of Psychology, you will be taught in small group lectures and take part in seminars, practical workshops and discussion groups, and be supported through individual tutorials and online activities.

Formal lecture contact is six hours per week (with an expected 18-24 hours’ independent study per week), with additional tutorial and support sessions as required.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed entirely through coursework, including a research proposal, a dissemination exercise, oral and poster presentations, essays and reports.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Psychology