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Child and Adolescent Psychology
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Child and Adolescent Psychology

University of Greenwich
London, Great Britain
1 Year

Program Description

This course is ideal if you are interested in careers working with children and young people. You will gain an in-depth understanding of current issues in child and adolescent psychology and learn to apply this theory to real-life settings by undertaking a placement. You will also conduct a substantial piece of research in child and adolescent psychology and choose from one of three optional modules.

For those looking for a research career in developmental psychology, our teaching staff are active researchers in their fields. You will receive training in advanced statistics and research methods which will prepare you for further postgraduate research. We have well-equipped facilities and laboratories and pride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research.

Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit (pre/settled status, 3 years + with permanent address): £8,750

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)

Further information about entry:

  • This programme requires you to take a practical placement in a professional setting. If this involves working directly with children and young people under 18 years, you will need to obtain relevant police and occupational health checks.
  • A Police Certificate of Good Conduct from the Local Law Enforcement body of your country. This must be issued in English by your local police station. You should obtain this before arriving in the UK.
  • An enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check and an occupational health check once they start the course.
  • If you already hold an Enhanced DBS disclosure in the UK that is registered with the Update Service, it may be possible to use this instead.

Alternative English language requirements:

  • Apolytirion with grade 17 in English.
  • University of Greenwich English Language Test (OIETC): Overall grade B2+ with B2 in each skill.

Important Information:

  • If your English language qualification is below the standard requirements listed above, you may be eligible for our online pre-sessional English (PSE) programme.
  • If you do not currently hold an IELTS and think you might need a pre-sessional English programme to reach the required level, you can also take the University's English Language Test (UOGELT). If you do not achieve the required score for direct entry, you will be eligible to study our online pre-sessional course using your UOGELT result.


Core Modules

Applied Psychology Project (60 credits)

Child and Adolescent Psychology in Practice (30 credits)

Current issues in Child and Adolescent Psychology (30 credits)

Advanced Statistical Methods in Psychology (30 credits)

Advanced Research Methods for Child Development (15 credits)

Optional Modules

Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (15 credits)

Child Psychology and Education (15 credits)

Development of Delinquency and Psychopathy (15 credits)


Your training in applying cutting-edge developmental theory and research to real-life settings will enable you to pursue careers working with children and adolescents. You will also be able to pursue careers in research and be well-placed to undertake doctoral study.


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