Applied Child Psychology at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Child Psychology (Taught)

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Course summary

The MSc in Applied Child Psychology is designed to prepare psychology graduates for the next stage of their career in research or applied areas of psychology. Students will benefit from the expertise of established expert researchers, on topics 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 religion and supernatural beliefs. Why choose this course?

  • Keele is ranked top 150 in the world for Psychology (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
  • High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and an inclusive research community
  • Practice and research-led teaching draws on our broad expertise in children’s social and cognitive development and religion
  • The programme provides taught content and research training in a range of areas in Applied Child Psychology, building on areas of staff research expertise
  • Optional placement opportunity enables you to relate your learning to professional settings and applications in policy, research or practice
Our MSc Applied Child Psychology will be of interest to anyone, UK-based or international, who currently works with or is interested in careers supporting children, from infancy to adolescence, in a professional or personal capacity in education, healthcare, childcare, forensic settings, such as courts, and leisure or voluntary settings, such as sports clubs and youth groups. It will prepare you to design and conduct psychological research to assess children’s physical, cognitive and emotional development. This encompasses everything from memory capacity to how they learn language, use reasoning or imagination, feel and express their emotions, and interact with their peers and with adults. Teaching is very much linked to practice, with multiple opportunities to work on research with other students and staff, capitalising on our expertise in areas as diverse as sensory and brain development disorders, such as ADHD and deafness; bullying and peer relationships in schools; legal topics like child witnesses; topics associated with gender; topics like religion and beliefs. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

This course is open to graduates with a first or 2:1 degree in Psychology. Applicants who have studied another subject, especially childhood and family studies, working with children and families, child and youth, early years and childhood or an overseas equivalent are also encouraged to apply and an offer decision will be made on a case by case basis. English Language entry requirement for international students are IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes. During your degree programme you can study additional English language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

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Applied Child Psychology at Keele University - UCAS