Clinical Child Psychology, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12070
    Tuition (Year)
    6820
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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.

About

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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 28 months

      Full-time - January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months. Part-time - January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months.

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic 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)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12070 International
  • EUR 6820 EU/EEA

Home £5,500; Overseas £9,800

Funding

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