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Courses: MSc Applied Child Psychology

Organised by: Nottingham Trent University

Course duration: One year full-time, two years part-time

Course start date: September

Organised by:
The School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University

This Masters course looks at the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and adolescents, and focuses on the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice across a range of applied settings (e.g. education, clinical ,and social contexts). It will provide an in-depth and critical evaluation of current theory and practice in relation to different areas of child psychology; alongside advanced training in research methods.

The MSc will introduce students to contemporary theories and issues of child psychology and explore them in relation to 'real world' applied contexts. Students will also critically reflect on empirical research and theory of cognitive and social development, with a particular focus on the implications for policy and practice in educational, clinical, and social contexts.

Modules will include:

Child in Context: Understanding Disability
Social and Cognitive Development in Children
Clinical Aspects of Behavioural Disorders
Understanding Atypical Child Development
Observational Methods
Advanced Experimentation and Statistics
Specialist Essay
Empirical Project.

Research-informed teaching
Research is central to the work of the Psychology Division. We have a focus on real life practical research and this is integrated into our teaching. Our research strengths cover the core academic areas of the discipline as well as applied areas. To find out more about the Division please visit our website.

Career opportunities
The skills you develop throughout this course will allow you to continue working in psychology through research (e.g. PhD, research assistant), further training in applied psychology (e.g educational psychology) or careers that involve working with children.

Further information

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