About

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

Careers

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK/EU fee: £875 per 20 credits

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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