University of East Anglia
Developmental Psychology with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)
University of East Anglia

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 145 graduates of Developmental Psychology with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) and other courses in at University of East Anglia for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
77 /100
145 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Developmental Psychology

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20500 £23500 £27000
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £23500 £19500 - £27500 £22000 - £34000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Developmental Psychology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £17737 £19705
25-75 percentile range £17000 - £25000 £13084 - £21950 £13907 - £24896

Course Description


Discover how children develop both cognitively and socially. On this programme you’ll combine a strong core of psychology studies with developmental perspectives on cognition and behaviour.

You’ll have access to excellent facilities and cutting-edge equipment for teaching and research, and as you gain an in-depth understanding of human psychology you’ll develop a range of key skills valued by employers.

You’ll benefit from research-led teaching in a balance of small and larger groups.

On this course, you’ll spend your third year studying abroad before returning to UEA for your final year.

About This Course

You will explore both typical and atypical cognitive development. That means you’ll cover issues such as autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, Williams Syndrome, giftedness and developmental psychopathology.

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in child and adolescent psychology, educational psychology, teaching, child health and welfare, and parenting and family support services. The theoretical and research components of the degree will also give you a strong foundation for progressing to postgraduate study in developmental science.

In your final year, you’ll enjoy access to our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, including the developmental dynamics lab and a fully-immersive virtual reality suite. You’ll also have the opportunity to demonstrate all you have learned by implementing an individual research project of your own.

You’ll be able to choose from a range of psychology modules according to your interests, be they broad or specific. You’ll also have the chance to experience topics you may not have come across before. If you discover a new passion or interest during your first year, you’ll have the option to change to a different three-year Psychology degree and follow that new path, ensuring you’re on the right degree for you.


Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Developmental Psychology with a Year Abroad, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Developmental Psychology with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) at University of East Anglia

16% Welfare and housing associate professionals
14% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
11% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
8% Sales occupations
7% Administrative occupations
5% Caring personal services
4% Therapy professionals
4% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
4% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Developmental Psychology

Qualification requirements

Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website or email [email protected]

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Developmental Psychology with a Year Abroad, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Developmental Psychology with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £17100 year 1
International £18000 year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of East Anglia in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of East Anglia in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #25 
    • #30 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #40 
    • #53 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #28 
    • #201 
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #41 
    • #251 
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #33 
    • #251 
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

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About University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a government funded research university located in Norwich, England. The university operates from a single campus site which includes the Norwich Research Park and the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, as well a 24-hour library, a concert and gig venue, and the on-campus accommodation.

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Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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