Applied Child Psychology - MSc
The MSc in Applied Child Psychology is designed to prepare psychology graduates for the next stage of their career in research or applied developmental psychology. Students will benefit from the expertise of established expert researchers on topic areas including child social development (e.g., bullying and peer relationships), cognitive development (e.g., theory of mind, attention in autism and ADHD), education (e.g. girls and science and enhancing collaborative learning in the classroom) and more.
Month of entry
Mode of study
- Full time, Part time
Fees for 2023/24 academic year
UK - Full time £10,000 per year, Part time £5,500 per year, International £18,800 per year
Duration of study
- One year full time, two years part time, up to five years modular
Why study Applied Child Psychology at Keele University?
"I've really enjoyed this course. It has enhanced my passion for research and has equipped me with many transferable skills. I will now be undertaking a PhD, in the aim of pursuing a career in lecturing "
Reasons to study MSc in Applied Child Psychology at Keele (previously MSc Child Development)
"I was given the opportunity to develop an evidence-based intervention to improve teacher awareness of depression and anxiety in adolescents. This provided the chance to develop skills to utilise in my future career, thus reaffirming the real life impact this type of research can have on children and young people."
Keele Postgraduate Association
Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.
Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.