Taught course

Applied Developmental Psychology

University of Derby · College of Life and Natural Sciences

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in psychology or a related subject. We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 in psychology or do not hold a degree in psychology, but you will need to have completed relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed with innovation at its core, this course will help you to build the knowledge-base and skills to evaluate the theoretical, empirical and practical applications of developmental psychology. Unlike many other sub-disciplines, developmental psychology encompasses experts from a broad array of disciplines which contribute to our understanding of development across the lifespan. This is most evident through the mission statements of our professional bodies (both national and international) which emphasise the importance in supporting and developing high quality research into developmental psychology. Studying this course will equip you with an excellent basis to pursue PhD study or bridge the gap between further training in developmental, educational or clinical psychology.

  • You’ll learn the very latest developments; this course is informed by the research carried out by our expert teaching team who specialise in areas such as maternity and new-born cognitive, autism, language processing in adults, and maternal mental health.
  • Our excellent research facilities include a video observation suite, EEG and eye tracking equipment, and psychology test bank.
  • Opportunities to undertake a work placement, see live demonstrations and attend practical workshops will help you to apply theory to practice.

Information for international students

International students should hold a 2:1 or above or an international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.5 or above.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for the latest information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Christopher Barnes
01332 591703