University of Lincoln
Developmental Psychology MSc
University of Lincoln

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The MSc Developmental Psychology focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive development of children and is designed for graduates and practising psychologists who wish to acquire a specialism in child development. The School of Psychology has a growing reputation as a centre of expertise in developmental psychology, with research interests in cognitive development, language acquisition, autism, motor development, human-animal interaction, child safety and injury prevention, cultural contexts of development. Research in the School is finding immediate real-world applications. For example, studies into the misinterpretation of canine facial expressions have led to a prevention tool to reduce instances of children being bitten by dogs. Students may have access to the specialist Lincoln Babylab, which is equipped with facilities for preferential looking, listening and eye-tracking as well as a motor lab and research facilities for examining comparative cognitive development.

Assessments for this course are very diverse. For example, knowledge of theories and mechanisms in developmental psychology is assessed on the basis of a research project proposal, forensic child psychology knowledge is assessed by looking at a case study, and the thesis module is not only assessed on the basis of a paper suitable for submission to a peer reviewed journal, but also on the basis of thesis plan and thesis results presentations.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
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Minimum 2:2 at undergraduate level and a GCSE C/4 in Maths or equivalent. Applicants with non-standard entry requirements may also be considered, based on transcript results, previous qualifications, or relevant experience. International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.


Tuition Fees Developmental Psychology MSc

International £89
England UK £45
Scotland £45
Wales £45
Northern Ireland £45

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.

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About University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is a publicly funded research university in Lincoln, England. The main campus is close to Brayford Pool, a natural lake in the centre of the city of Lincoln. As an educational institution it puts an emphasis on the quality of its teaching, ensuring students arrive at their exams feeling as prepared as possible.

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Where is this programme taught

Lincoln (Main Site)
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