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Child and Adolescent Psychology, MSc

Help children and young people with a Master’s in Child and Adolescent Psychology.

This course is ideal if you are interested in careers working with children and young people. You will gain an in-depth understanding of current issues in child and adolescent psychology and learn to apply this theory to real-life settings by undertaking a placement. You will also conduct a substantial piece of research in child and adolescent psychology and choose from one of three optional modules.

For those looking for a research career in developmental psychology, our teaching staff are active researchers in their fields. You will receive training in advanced statistics and research methods which will prepare you for further postgraduate research. We have well-equipped facilities and laboratories and pride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research.

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • Our psychology degrees are ranked first in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2018.
  • Our department is a trusted provider of excellent academic degrees and vocational training. We are consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey.
  • Located across the University's iconic Greenwich Campus.

Child & Adolescent Psychology, MSc


Want to find out what studying Child & Adolescent Psychology at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from the course leader, Hannah Hobson.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our MSc in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Your teaching comes from an experienced team of lecturers who combine high-quality teaching with world-class research.

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Entry requirements

If you are

An honours degree (normally 2:1 or above) from a psychology programme accredited by the BPS

Or

An honours degree in psychology or equivalent subject (normally a 2:1 or above) and successful completion of a research methods assessment.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You will be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources will support your further reading and research. You can also join a range of student societies, including law and debating.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

You will be assessed by coursework including essays, portfolios, oral presentations, practical research reports, and research posters and examinations. 

 You will also be required to produce an independent piece of work based on your work placement and an independent project reporting on a substantial research area including the collection of empirical data or equivalent.

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Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Travel costs: you cover the cost of travelling to placements (typically ten trips).

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Yes, this is part of the compulsory placement module.

How long is my placement?

70 hours, usually spread across ten weeks.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Your training in applying cutting-edge developmental theory and research to real-life settings will enable you to pursue careers working with children and adolescents. You will also be able to pursue careers in research and be well-placed to undertake doctoral study.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre. 

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

We have well-equipped facilities on campus to support all your needs, including state-of-the-art laboratories.

Accommodation information

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