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Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development MSc

MSc Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development

The Course Programme Structure Staff Profiles Why YSJ ?


The MSc provides students with the unique opportunity to study developmental psychology across both childhood and adolescence. Drawing on the research interests and expertise of the teaching team the MSc will expose students to contemporary issues in developmental psychology. The team has links with local child and youth based organisations and students will be able to engage with professionals working in related fields.


What qualifications do I need?

Applicants will normally have a 2:1 in Psychology or a closely related discipline, although in cases where exceptional performance on the final year project, mitigating circumstances, or relevant employment can be demonstrated, applicants may be considered who have a 2:2.  Applicants whose first degree is not in psychology will be accepted on a case-by-case basis to ensure that they have covered sufficient levels of psychology and research methods during their first degree.  A satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure is also required as a condition of acceptance onto the course. Applicants whose first language is not English should have IELTS at grade 6.5 or above (including a minimum of 6.5 in the writing component) or another acceptable English Language qualification.


Online application guideHow much does it cost?

The fees are subject to review.

Please visit our tuition fees webpage  for up-to-date information about fees

A 10% discount is applicable to all YSJU Alumni undertaking PG level study

A new Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your Master’s course.


How do I apply?

Applications can be made using the buttons below.  For help completing the online application, please refer to our guide.


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MSc Psychology of Child & Adolescent Development Full-time



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MSc Psychology of Child & Adolescent Development Part-time



Will I be interviewed?

No.  Applications are judged solely on the application form and references.  If further information from an applicant is required (eg in the case of students whose first degree is not in psychology) they will be contacted by e-mail or letter.


How can I find out more?

See the psychology web pages for more information on the department, including staff expertise and research interests.

Contact Dr Stephen Gibson E: s.gibson@yorksj.ac.uk to discuss any aspect of the degree programme or application process in more detail.