MSc Developmental Psychology

University of Kent, School of Psychology

Program Description

MSc Developmental Psychology

University of Kent, School of Psychology

MSc Developmental Psychology

To understand any psychological phenomenon fully it is necessary to understand how it develops. Developmental psychology is concerned with understanding the psychological processes that underlie an individual's social, emotional and cognitive development throughout their life.

Studying for an MSc in Developmental Psychology, you focus on questions such as: What psychological changes occur during infancy, childhood and adolescence? What psychological processes drive the development of children? Why are children different from adults? What can psychologists do to promote healthy development?

The programme draws on the strengths of developmental psychologists working in the Child Development Unit (CDU). CDU brings together academic staff and other researchers interested in developmental psychology amongst children, with a focus on language development, representational ability and early social-cognitive understanding of others, singing, autism spectrum disorders and specific language development impairment, and infant face processing. Some of this research is carried out in nurseries and primary schools. Likewise, some of Kent's social psychologists conduct projects in secondary schools on the development of prejudice and social exclusion.

As a student within the School of Psychology at Kent, you benefit from our supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning.


As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Developmental Psychology - MSc at Canterbury:

Full-time: £5100 UK/EU; £12450 Overseas

Part-time: £2550 UK/EU; £6240 Overseas

Exceptions may apply.

Key facts

  • Subject area: Psychology
  • Award: MSc
  • Course type: Taught
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Mode of study: Full-time or part-time
  • Attendance mode: Campus
  • Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time
  • Start: September
  • Total Kent credits: 180
  • Total ECTS credits: 90
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2017
1 - 2 years
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Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
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