This MSc Developmental Psychology from University of Dundee 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.
The teaching draws on our research expertise in areas such as fetal and neonatal development, imitation, infant mental health, early self-awareness, attachment, pre-school prosociality, bilingual language acquisition, meta-cognition, executive functioning, developmental dyslexia, and autism spectrum disorder.
Our facilities include EEG labs, a variety of eye tracking technologies, 2D and 3D movement tracking systems, and offsite fMRI access via the Clinical Research Centre at Ninewells Hospital.
You will have access to your own dedicated social and study areas within the Psychology building. Our student-run Psychology Society organises social events, study skills sessions, and a range of academic and career-oriented talks.
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.
Other students use the research training to progress to PhD research.
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.
- Research in Practice
- Research Foundations
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Research Dissertation
- Advanced Quantitative Methods
- Infant Development
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPsychology Cognitive Sciences Childhood Studies View 196 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in United Kingdom
- An honours degree in Psychology or a related subject at lower second class or above
- Consideration will also be given to applicants with other academic backgrounds who explain clearly their motivation for undertaking the relevant MSc, outlining any relevant work experience
International19900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19900 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8350 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.