Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course looks at applied research in child psychology; it focuses on the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice. Students are introduced to the theories of child psychology and encouraged to consider them in relation to the 'real world'. In addition they have the opportunity to study topics such as the application of developmental psychology to social policy, such as children within the legal system, social issues, education and school issues, and health; and the issues and factors influencing the development of children's relationships.

Course Modules

Modules include: Cognitive development; development in typical and atypical populations; methods and statistics for MSc psychology; psychology dissertation. Optional modules: applications of psychological research; social development in childhood and adolescence.

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd Class degree or above in psychology or equivalent; or a closely related discipline; mathematics to grade C or above at GCSE level; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing; a Disclosure and Disbarment check is required once enrolled.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,900  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £2,950  Academic year. First year home fees