University of chester family and child psychology

University of chester family and child psychology

Family and Child Psychology


   Our exciting course focuses on contemporary issues in family and child psychology, exploring critical issues as families and society become increasingly diverse.

The Course


This course focuses on family and child psychology, and the research underpinnings of this dynamic subject. The modules cover developmental issues across the lifespan, family diversity, the interplay between psychology and social policy, and their implications for families and practitioners. It have embedded a range of practical and professional skills into the course to enhance your employability and for those going on to further study a thorough grounding in research methods relevant to the area is provided. The course allows you to gain advanced knowledge of family and child psychology. This will appeal to graduates from psychology and cognate disciplines wanting to improve their qualifications prior to professional training. It will also appeal to graduates from occupations, such as teaching, nursing and social work looking for CPD opportunities. You will be taught by a dedicated team of research –active psychologists, on a programme that has at its core an ethos of developing theoretical knowledge and enhancing practical application and understanding. The flexibility of the programme means that there are several opportunities to personalise your degree by pursuing topics of personal interest.

University of chester family and child psychology

You will be assessed entirely through coursework. These can include research proposal, research reports, reflective writing on an observation, essays, and presentations. All assignments are individually assessed though group work features in some tasks. The dissertation is triple weighted and worth 100% of the module itself.

The programme is relevant to individuals wishing to update their knowledge base within this field, as well as updating their current skills and acquiring new ones. The emphasis on transferable skills within the programme will provide you with a strong portfolio of abilities that are demanded by graduate employers today. The course is also of benefit as a precursor to doctoral research, or a career in research, policy or practice.

University of chester family and child psychology

Why Study Family and Child Psychology with us?

This course provides an excellent opportunity to study the psychology of the child and family in context, engaging with, and being taught by, leading experts in the field. With a heavily applied focus, you will learn, explore and examine how theory can be used to explain contemporary issues in the area while undertaking training in research methodology and practical issues. You will also have the opportunity to join the Social and Developmental research groups and take part in Department seminars.

Our course also emphasises employability skills, embedding a range of professional and practical skills in all of the modules.

Entry Requirements

   Generally we require a first degree (minimum 2:2) in psychology, or other social science degrees that contain an acceptable component of psychology.

Applications from professionals working with children and families and who have degrees in other areas will also be considered on an individual basis.

If you have any questions, or are unsure if your qualifications meet these requirements, please contact us using the details below.

Postgraduate Admissions