The MSc in Child Social Development provides research training and taught content in child social development, building on areas of staff research expertise at Keele. It prepares students for a PhD in child social development and other psychology-related child social development careers.
Our training is based closely on our staff research interests. These currently reflect strengths in bullying in schools, loneliness, trust and written emotional expression in adolescents, how an understanding of the nature of knowledge and beliefs develops in children and young adults, and young people in education.
This course aims to build on our research expertise by providing structured psychological training in child social development so that those successfully completing the course can proceed along a career path related to the psychology of child social development. This may be in the form of a PhD, or may form a first stage of graduate training for those wishing to proceed to a professional career in psychology.