Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning.
The MSc in Developmental Psychology focuses 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), which brings together academic staff and other researchers interested in studying developmental psychology among children and adolescents. The aim is to provide you with specialised knowledge of a range of theoretical and practical approaches to developmental psychology, and an understanding of how they can inform policy and practice across educational, health, forensic and clinical professional practice.
The programme includes lecture, workshop and seminar-based teaching, as well as an individually supervised empirical research project.