M.Sc. On Campus

Child Psychology

Kingston University

12 months
15400 GBP/year
9430 GBP/year
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The Child Psychology course at Kingston University looks at research in child psychology, focusing on the advanced study of psychological development in children and the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice.


Areas of expertise include: reading development in blind children; phonological awareness and letter knowledge in reading development; bullying; the development of biological at-risk children (very pre-term); children's regulatory problems (crying, feeding, sleeping) and ADHD; autism, face processing and ‘Theory of Mind'; language development; pre-verbal infant cognitive, social and emotional development; and development of numerical abilities.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Facilities include an observation/test room, monitoring room, and eye-tracking technology.
  • You can gain relevant work experience. Students have had placements in nurseries, schools, mental health services, play therapy, and charities for people with disabilities.
  • Kingston has links with local schools and external organisations for conducting applied research.

Will this course suit me?

The Child Psychology course at Kingston University is ideal if you would like to start or promote a career working with children in areas such as education and social work. It also provides an excellent foundation for pursuing a research career in child or developmental psychology. The course also attracts professionals (e.g. educators or clinicians) already working with children and adolescents.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Psychology Dissertation
  • Methods and Statistics
  • Cognitive and Social Development
  • Development in Typical and Atypical Populations
  • Applications of Psychological Research

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2:1 honours degree or above in psychology or a closely related discipline.
  • Students must also be able to demonstrate mathematical competency equivalent to grade C or above at GCSE level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9430 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9430 GBP per year during 12 months.
Home and European Union
  • MSc part time: £5,187
Overseas (not EU):
  • MSc part time: £8,470

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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