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Family and Child Psychology

University of Chester

12 months
13450 GBP/year
6885 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Family and Child Psychology programme offered by the University of Chester focuses on contemporary issues in family and child psychology, exploring critical issues as families and society become increasingly diverse.


Furthermore, the Family and Child Psychology programme offered by the University of Chester offers the opportunity to study the interface between family and child psychology and social policy, making its content relevant to students with diverse career objectives.

Career Prospects

This course provides an excellent opportunity to study the psychology of the child and family in context, engaging with, and being taught by, leading experts in the field. With a heavily applied focus, you will learn, explore and examine how theory can be used to explain contemporary issues in the area while undertaking training in research methodology and practical issues. You will also have the opportunity to join the Social and Developmental research groups and take part in Department seminars.

The course also emphasises employability skills, embedding a range of professional and practical skills in all of the modules.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Researching Thought and Behaviour
  • Advanced Skills for Research and Practice
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Family Psychology in Society
  • Family Lifestyle and Transition
  • Family and child psychology research dissertation
  • Child and adolescent mental health and neuro-developmental disorders

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

UK/EU students:

  • Generally we require an undergraduate honours degree (minimum 2:2) in psychology, or other social science degrees that contain an acceptable component of psychology.
  • Applications from professionals working with children and families and who have degrees in other areas will also be considered on an individual basis.
International students:
  • Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. 
  • We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6885 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6885 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 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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