12 months
16000 GBP/year
7900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Developmental Psychology programme from the University of Lincoln focuses on social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of development across the life-span (children, adolescents, young adults, older adults), and is designed for graduates who want to expand their knowledge in several different areas of development while also acquiring a specialism in this area.

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The School of Psychology has a growing reputation as a centre of expertise in developmental psychology, with research expertise in cognitive development, language acquisition, autism, motor development, and human-animal interaction. Research in the School is finding immediate real-world applications. For example, studies into the misinterpretation of canine facial expressions have led to a prevention tool to reduce instances of children being bitten by dogs.

Students of the Developmental Psychology programme from the University of Lincoln   may have access to the specialist Lincoln Infant and Child Development Lab, which is equipped with facilities for preferential looking, listening, and eye-tracking, as well as a motor lab and other research facilities for examining aspects of psychological development.

Career Opportunities

Specialists in the field work in a range of settings, such as hospitals, children and adult care services, schools, and non-governmental organisations. In addition, for those students who do not yet have a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree (Graduate Basis for Chartership; GBC), this Master's programme opens up opportunities for further postgraduate study requiring GBC, such as Forensic Psychology, Counselling, and Clinical Psychology. This programme also benefits graduates who want to further their careers by undertaking a PhD in a specific area of developmental psychology.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Research Methods in Psychology 
  • Brain, Behaviour and Lifespan Development 
  • Research Methods and Assessments in Developmental Psychology 
  • Research Methods in Psychology 
  • Social and Emotional Development

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We would advise you to apply as soon as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The MSc programme is open to students with at least a 2:2 at undergraduate level. Students with non-standard entry requirements may also be considered, based on transcript results, previous qualifications, or relevant experience.
  • Applicants may be interviewed before they are accepted on the course, to make sure that they are suitable for the course. Students can study this programme either full-time (one year), or part-time (normally two years).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time Home: £44 per credit point
  • Part-time International: £89 per credit point

Living costs for Lincoln

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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