The programme provides students with an advanced education in the key theories of childhood and adolescent psychological development, and insight into the strengths and limitations of the research methodologies that underpin them. Students develop advanced, transferrable research and critical thinking skills.
- York St John University
- Course fees
- 2017 - 2018 Full-time Home & EU students: £5,700, International (non EU) students: £10,000 per annum
- Full-time & Part-time options available
The Master of Science, Psychology of Child & Adolescent Development employs the scientific approach to facilitate our understanding of age-linked development of human behaviour and thought. The programme offers students the unique opportunity to study the psychology of social, emotional and cognitive development from birth through early adulthood. The subject matter includes developmental, emotional and behavioural problems, relationships in childhood and adolescence, and cognitive development in the context of legal, health and educational settings. Students also receive advanced training in psychological research methods and, under supervision, complete a research project relevant to human development.
Full-time students will take two 30-credit modules per semester, followed by a 60-credit dissertation in the spring and summer.
Part-time students take one module in each semester in years 1 and 2, and undertake the dissertation in year 3.
The Psychology of Child Development; Research Methods.
The Psychology of Youth; Psychological Science: Perspectives & Practicalities.
A dissertation module, in which students undertake and write up an extended research project (with supervision).
Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.
York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of learning support services to assist students throughout their studies.
Applicants will normally have a 2:1 in Psychology or a closely related discipline, although in cases where exceptional performance on the final year project, mitigating circumstances, or relevant employment can be demonstrated, applicants may be considered who have a 2:2. Applicants whose first degree is not in psychology will be accepted on a case-by-case basis to ensure that they have covered sufficient levels of psychology and research methods during their first degree. A satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure is also required as a condition of acceptance onto the course. Applicants whose first language is not English should have IELTS at grade 6.5 or above (including a minimum of 6.5 in the writing component) or another acceptable English Language qualification.
Terms and conditions
Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.
Fees and funding
UK & EU 2016 / 17
The tuition fee for 2017 entry to this postgraduate course is £5,700 for full-time UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.
For part-time options, see the Fees & Funding webpages for more information.
Postgraduate Loan: A new Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your Master’s course for students commencing in the 2016/17 academic year. Find out more about the postgraduate loan.
Overseas 2016 / 17
The tuition fee for 2017 entry to this postgraduate course is £10,000 for international students.
Due to immigration laws, International Students on a Tier 4 visa must be studying full-time. For more information about Visa requirements and Short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa and Immigration webpages.
How to Apply
You can apply directly to the course via our Apply Now links. Please select the variant of the course that you intend to undertake (e.g. full-time or part-time) as the link will take you to a customised form for the specific course. You will need to create a login and password and complete the online form. Please contact two referees in advance of submitting your application as an automated request will go out as soon as you submit, and your application will not be reviewed until both references are in place.
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