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Developmental Psychology

Study infant and child development, with a focus on socio-emotional and cognitive skills. Join in with our ongoing research to gain experience in the field.

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Key Facts

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Degree

MSc (Hons) Developmental Psychology

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Degree Duration

15 months :

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months :

6 months pathway + 1 year degree

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Pathways Available

Pre-Master's

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Start Dates

January 2023 | September 2023

Degree Overview

This course focuses on infant and child development and will improve your understanding of both social and cognitive development. You’ll also gain the academic skills which are necessary for developmental research.

The course deals with questions such as:

How can we support social-communication impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Does a self-awareness influence children’s memory?
How does language acquisition differ in bilingual and school learning contexts?
What does the latest research tell us about mental health and wellbeing in infants, children and adolescents?
You will have the opportunity to take part in ongoing research that the University is conducting in partnership with local education services. This will enable you to observe and participate in nursery settings, giving you the practical experience of conducting psychological research with young children.

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Important
  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

This course will improve your career prospects in the fields of psychology and child development, including educational psychology and clinical psychology. Several students have taken the course to move into jobs as support workers or advisers in educational or third-sector settings or to secure posts as assistant psychologists.

This qualification will also help further your career if you are already working with children, for example as an educational practitioner or a speech and language therapist.

Your Pathways

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support

 

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.