The Master’s degree provides students with cutting-edge scientific knowledge and skills concerning typical and atypical development, and advanced topics in emotion regulation, peer relationships, and cultural developmental psychology. The program encourages students’ active engagement and participation by combining theory with advanced methodology and practice that can be applied to different developmental periods, from infancy to late adolescence.
Mandatory courses: Research issues in typical cognitive development; Statistical methods and data analysis in developmental psychology; Advanced data analysis for psychological science; Experimental research methods in psychology; Risk prevention and wellness promotion among youth; Economic inequality: perception, consequences, and legitimization
Advanced courses: Research issues in atypical development and learning; Cultural developmental psychology; Advanced topics in emotion regulation and education; Advanced topics in peer relationship research; Developmental, cognitive, and social neuroscience
Laboratories: Introduction to academic writing; Writing grant proposals; Research ethics
Graduates work as professionals in applied developmental and educational psychology, especially in education or child and youth clinical centers, or as data scientists or policy advisers at the international level. The program also represents an excellent starting point for Ph.D. studies.
Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)
A minimum three-year undergraduate degree in Psychology or related fields (e.g. Educational Sciences), with proven knowledge in Developmental and Educational Psychology.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to university.
If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalized copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalized documents are required at the application stage.
English; B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Places for non-European candidates residing abroad: 20 (2 for Marco Polo Project)