TAKE YOUR STUDIES FURTHER IN 2021... WHILE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Applied Developmental Psychology is the application of basic developmental science in applied contexts.
The School of Psychology has expertise in development in adverse contexts and atypical development in an educational context and the teaching on the course - as well as the topics offered for dissertations - will reflect this expertise. The school also has expertise in basic developmental science which will be an important element of the course.
Topics covered in this programme include:
- Quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Atypical development in the classroom
- Childhood adversity: from basic science to improving outcomes
- Theoretical perspectives on child and adolescent development
World-class at Every Level
The School delivers world-class teaching and support for students who have access to cutting-edge research and laboratory facilities. The School has specialised facilities for human experimental psychology, movement and perception, individual differences, social psychology, child development, psychophysiology and animal behaviour.
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Why choose Queen's
Ranked in the Top 140 Universities in the world for Graduate Prospects
(QS Graduate Employability rankings 2020)
Queen’s offers lower tuition fees than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities. (Natwest Student Living Index 2017).
Safe and affordable
Belfast offers the lowest cost of living in the UK and is the safest region in the UK. (Mercer 2016, British Crime Surveys, 2015/16).
Access to top companies
The employability element of the School of Psychology is called the Insight Programme which culminates in a short-term placement with organisations in the public, private and third sector.
The quality of our teaching is reflected year on year in consistently high satisfaction ratings in student surveys and positive comments from our external examiners backed up by the accreditation of our undergraduate and conversion programmes from our professional body the BPS.
The School of Psychology is proud to have been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN Gold Award. Athena SWAN recognises advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
The School of Psychology was rated 9th in the UK for Research Intensity (REF 2014) with almost two-thirds of our submitted case studies being classed as outstanding in terms of global reach and research significance.