DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES) (MA & MEd)Duration: 12 months (full-time); 27 months (part-time)|Hope Park|Start month: January & October
International students can apply
ABOUT THE COURSE
*This is a combined course, please choose a subject from the list below.
The full Masters award requires you to gain 180 credits. The following modules are studied as part of the 60 credit block -Developmental Psychology. The remaining credits should be made up from your other 60 credit subject specialism and the 60 credit dissertation.
This block is part of the ‘Interdisciplinary Studies in Education’ suite of research-informed Masters provision. It offers each student a choice of awards that means they can tailor the available provision to their own research interests.
By studying at Liverpool Hope University, you will be joining an academic community with a strong record in educational research. You will study in a supportive learning environment and be encouraged to develop your own research profile.
Our Developmental Psychology block must be combined with one of the following blocks and indicated on your application form.
- Advanced Mentoring and Coaching (UK applicants only)
- Disability Studies
- Early Childhood
- Education Leadership and Management (UK applicants only)
- Education Policy, Practice and the Professional (Part time only)
- Expert Teaching (UK applicants only)
Dissertation (60 credits)
The full Masters award requires you to gain 180 credits, including a 60 credit dissertation. The following modules constitute 60 credits of your Masters. The remaining credits are made up from the other subject specialism and the interdisciplinary 60 credit dissertation.
Cognitive Development (30 credits)
This module will elaborate on diverse aspects of the development of human cognition. It will tackle both theoretical and methodological implications that lie within the field of cognitive psychology, by critically analysing cognitive mechanisms/processes that develop from birth into early and middle childhood. The module will be research-driven, providing space and opportunities for a deep understanding of theory and research that underpin major areas of cognitive development, such as perception, memory, attention, reasoning, executive functions and make key conceptual links with other sub-fields, such as neurocognition.
Developmental Psychology (30 credits)
The module will explore contemporary theoretical approaches within developmental psychology. It will be covering biological, cognitive, social cognitive, neuro-cognitive, social and emotional areas development. The module will also be both research informed with a specific focus on the inter-relationships with classic and contemporary research paradigms within infancy and and childhood development and current theorising. A range of research outcomes relating to deep critical awareness of current theoretical and methodological advances in developmental psychology and how these impact on current views of child development will be central to this module.
Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.
Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own.
International Entry Requirements
For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum of all components. In addition to this, we also accept a wide range of International Qualifications, for more information please visit our English Language Requirements page.
For additional information about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages.
Teaching and Research
The School of Education is a place and community which pays special attention to:
- Supportive relationships for learning
- Confident partnerships to promote learning
- Innovation and inspiration in teaching
Every participant is valued for their contribution.
Research in the University is organised around two Research centres, the following two Research centres will be of particular relevance for Masters students from the School of Education:
- Centre for Culture and Disability Studies (CCDS)
- Centre for Education and Policy Analysis (CEPA)
Students taking a Masters in the School of Education may find their work aligns with any or several of these groups, as the award is designed to allow individuals to study areas of education and teaching and learning in a wide variety of settings and contexts.
UK/EU TUITION FEES
Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2021/22 are £5,200
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEES
The International tuition fees for courses starting in the 2021/22 academic year are £11,400 per year.
If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.
You will be able to structure your award to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and potential for promotion to senior management and leadership. It will enable you to evaluate adults' and children's learning through research and postgraduate study. For qualified teachers, this course will enhance opportunities to move beyond the threshold and become an 'excellent teacher'.
Students completing the MA will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD) at Liverpool Hope.
Please note - this course does not offer you a teaching qualification to teach in British schools but is an academic study of Education.