M.Sc. On Campus

Psychology of Child Development

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

12 months
14500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Psychology of Child Development course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is designed to advance your knowledge of child psychology. It’s ideal for graduates in Psychology (or related subjects) and a great development opportunity for professionals working with children.

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Throughout this Psychology of Child Development course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) , you’ll explore a wide range of theories and topics relating to the psychology of child development. We’ll give you a thorough grounding in research methods and analytical skills so that you’ll gain the ability to carry out empirical research in this field. In addition, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the latest theories, interventions and applications of psychology relevant to working with children and adolescents across a range of settings.

Why study with us

Undertake an individual research project of your choice to further develop your understanding of an area of interest.

You’ll have opportunities to advance your understanding by working alongside the research active staff who deliver the course.

Develop your skills in applying psychology by taking advantage of the optional work-based placement module.

Future careers

After graduating from this course you’ll have developed your research skills to a professional standard and be equipped to lead empirical studies in the field of child psychology and development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Relationships in Childhood
  • Development in Context
  • Language, Literacy and Learning
  • Advanced Methods in Psychology
  • Advanced Workplace Credit
  • Advanced Psychology Project

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
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject including sufficient psychology content and research skills with a suitable dissertation or research project
  • IELTS: 6.5 with no component lower than 6.0
  • Satisfactory DBS check required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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