Taught course

Child Development

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A first or second class single or joint Honours degree in Psychology (or related subject).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why Study at Stirling

This MSc is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. The course covers a range of topics from social and cognitive development, to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices. Teaching is grounded in practice with input from social psychologists, health psychologists, neuropsychologists and primatologists. As well as a month-long placement, you will also benefit from hands-on learning through our in-house playgroup which is integral to teaching and research on the MSc.

Course Objectives

What the MSc is for:

To train you how to conduct research into child development. How the brain and mind develop is critical to our understanding of human psychology. Studying this requires special skills and knowledge that you will acquire on this course.

Who the MSc is for:

Graduates in psychology or related subjects, and professionals working with children as continued professional development.

How the MSc is Taught:

In addition to core research methods modules, the course includes a seminar series with topics ranging from social and cognitive development, to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices. The research placement allows direct experience tailored to each student’s career aspirations, and the dissertation allows extensive research into a chosen aspect of child development.

What you get

Office space and equipment, a personal academic supervisor, and inclusion in a vibrant, stimulating and friendly research community.

Fees and funding

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Name
Linda Cullen
Email
linda.cullen@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 467640