University of Kent
Key Course Facts
Developmental Psychology MSc develops your understanding of the psychological processes that underlie an individual's social, emotional and cognitive development throughout their life. To understand any psychological phenomenon fully it is necessary to understand how it develops. The Master’s programme at Kent gives you a deep understanding of the advanced methods, analytical techniques, and theoretical and practical approaches to developmental psychology and developmental psychopathology
You focus on questions such as: What psychological changes occur during infancy, childhood, and adolescence? What psychological processes drive the development of children? What can psychologists do to promote healthy development in neurotypical individuals and support development among individuals with developmental disorders?
The MSc in Developmental Psychology at Kent is taught by academics and professionals such as educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, child therapists, and speech and language therapists.
The programme draws on the strengths of academic staff and researchers working in the field of developmental psychology, with expertise including language development, representational ability and early social-cognitive understanding of others, singing, infant face processing, the development of prejudice and social exclusion, and developmental psychopathology. MSc students also have the opportunity to use the Kent Child Development Unit (KCDU), a resource including child-friendly lab space and a register of 3,000 potential child participants.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Developmental Psychology, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with:
a. Adequate level of academic achievement
A final degree classification (grade average) of at least a 2.1 or Merit in the UK system (the second highest classification after First/Distinction). Results from institutions in other countries will be assessed individually according to this standard.
Applicants with undergraduate degrees in psychology are preferred and those with related social sciences or science degrees are considered on a case by case basis.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
Positions of University of Kent in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Kent
The University of Kent is a publicly funded research university located in Kent, England. The university’s main campus is situated north of Canterbury, while its other campuses are found in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent. Additionally, the university operates postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens, Rome and Paris.
Student composition of University of Kent
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
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
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|Psychology in Education MSc||The University of York||95%||0%||5%||£8440||£18700||168||York||On campus Full-time|
|English Language & Linguistics/Psychology MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||87%||0%||1%||£27750||£70480||206||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Sociology and Psychology MA (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||71%||0%||0%||£9250||£23100||173||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Philosophy/Psychology MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||87%||0%||0%||£27750||£70480||213||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Digital Media & Information Studies/Psychology MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||87%||0%||1%||£27750||£70480||187||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Developmental Psychology MSc||University of East Anglia||77%||0%||10%||£9250||£17100 £18000||159||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
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