Applied Developmental Psychology

12 months
14700 GBP/year
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Take your ambition to the next level: this Applied Developmental Psychology from University of Derby is an ideal platform for PhD study or further training in a developmental, educational or clinical psychology role, subject to you having Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

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Practical, inspirational and challenging, this Applied Developmental Psychology from University of Derby will open up exciting new directions for your career and research pursuits as a psychologist.

  • Gain an up-to-date, in-depth understanding of the dynamic discipline of developmental psychology
  • Learn how developmental psychology theory and research can be harnessed in education, child care and many other employment settings
  • Apply theory to practice through live demonstrations, practical workshops and placement opportunities
  • Be inspired by our expert teaching team whose influential research underpins the course and brings a new dimension to your learning
  • Conduct experiments in our specialist facilities, including a video observation suite, EEG, eye tracking equipment and a psychology test bank
  • Build skills and knowledge which are invaluable in many careers from health and social care to education
  • Take your ambition to the next level: this course is an ideal platform for PhD study or further training in developmental, educational or clinical psychology


Postgraduate education extends your knowledge, skills and confidence in ways which enhance your employability and open doors to new career prospects.

With its focus on psychological theory, research and methodology – as well as vital transferable skills – this MSc may provide graduates with potential employment opportunities within health, child care, mental health services, teaching, consultancy and many more organisations that support the development of individuals across the lifespan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Developmental Assessment Methods
  • Advanced Psychological Research Methods in Context
  • Negotiated Module
  • Empirical Research Project
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Research Methods
  • The Psychology of Health and Wellbeing
  • Theories and Models of Development
  • Applied Developmental Psychology in Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requirements for UK students: Applicants from Psychology backgrounds will usually be required to have at least a 2:1 Honours degree in Psychology, which is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the BPS. 
  • Entry requirements for EU/international students: Applicants with overseas qualifications are strongly advised to establish the UK equivalence of their qualifications. Within this requirement, it will be important to ascertain the ability to speak and write using the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

UK/EU fee: £875 per 20 credits (Full-time/Part-time)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Applied Developmental Psychology
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