London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Child development psychology is a fascinating specialist area of psychology focused on typical and atypical child development. Topics include perceptual and social skills in infancy, and the diagnosis and treatment/care for children with developmental disorders such as autism, Down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourette syndrome.

Course Modules

Year 1: psychological research methods 1; introducing psychological approaches; introducing real world psychology; psychological research methods 2; exploring psychological approaches; exploring real world psychology. Year 2: psychological research methods 3; the psychology of learning and memory; the psychology of feelings; psychological research methods 4; the psychology of behaviour with others; the psychology of thinking and communication. Year 3: empirical project. Plus four options from: psychology of mental health; health psychology; investigative psychology; development of brain and behaviour in infancy; psychopharmacology; psychology of addictive behaviours; psychology of group processes; extended essay; thinking: past, present and future; developmental disorders; art, awareness and the brain; applied psychometrics; forensic psychology; neuropsychology; counselling psychology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 6 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 120-128
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

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18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 28%

Total Coursework: 70%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation