M.A. Clinical Child Psychology

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR12070 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR6820 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Cambridge, United Kingdom
This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of atypical development. This will encompass both developmental disorders and childhood mental health, looking at the developmental cause, assessment, classification, and treatment.

Description

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This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of atypical development. This will encompass both developmental disorders and childhood mental health, looking at the developmental cause, assessment, classification, and treatment. It will provide a good foundation for those wishing to pursue further training in professional clinical training, child psychology and research. You will develop your academic knowledge in these areas, as well as gaining the opportunity for practical and clinical research experience. Please note that this course does not constitute professional training (e.g. training in clinical psychology).

This course will:

  • provide you with a comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy within the field of developmental disorders and child psychopathology, including an understanding of how to formulate researchable problems and an appreciation of alternative approaches to research
  • enable you to understand a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and tools, including infant observation, assessment and diagnostic interviewing, neuroimaging (electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG)) and neuropsychological assessment
  • give you a comprehensive understanding of current theoretical issues in relation to cause, classification and treatment protocols for a range of developmental disorders and childhood mental health
  • provide you with the skills necessary for managing research, including the process of research and its dissemination in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics
  • develop your understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design, and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques
  • prepare you for careers in research, research methods, and provide you with a wide range of transferable skills
  • provide you with the opportunity and the practical skills to carry out research with a clinical population using either quantitative or qualitative methodology.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline There is no deadline for applications, but we do recommend submitting your application to us at least one month before your proposed start date.
Tuition fee
  • EUR12070 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR6820 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )

Home £5,500; Overseas £9,800

Start date , January 2017
Credits 120
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 28 months

Course Content

Core modules

  • Issues in Psychological Research (30 credits)
  • Diagnosis & Treatment in Clinical Child Psychology (30 credits)
  • Developmental Psychopathology (30 credits)
  • Quantitative Research Methods (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

On successful completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • current methodological issues within the clinical field specifically related to children
  • current theoretical issues in developmental disorder and psychopathology
  • the context (at the national and international levels) in which research takes place
  • issues relating to the rights of other researchers, research subjects, and of others who might be affected by the research (e.g. ethical and legal issues, confidentiality, copyright, malpractice)
  • good research practice in psychology clinical settings
  • the relevant health and safety issues and responsible working practices
  • the processes for funding and evaluation of research
  • the process of academic and commercial exploitation of research results
  • the scientific basis of the discipline of psychology: its philosophical, historical, and epistemological context
  • the relationship between hypotheses, research design, data collection, interpretation, and theory
  • a range of quantitative research methods and general statistical techniques.

Assessment

A broad range of assessment methods will be used measuring every aspect of your understanding and skilled application of the relevant techniques. These will include essays, portfolios, exams, presentations, poster presentations, debates, data analyses and a final dissertation module worth one-third of the total course assessment.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
600
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
100

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Requirements

EITHER 2.2 in BA or BSc Psychology with Graduate Basis for Recognition (GBR) for the British Psychology Society (BPS)OR 2.1 or above in non-accredited BA or BSc Psychology (or closely related discipline, e.g., Health Psychology, Joint honours Psychology, or Neuropsychology)

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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