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PSYC2510 Advanced Developmental Psychology

10 creditsClass Size: 300

Module manager: Dr Liam HIll

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of all pass for progression modules in Level 1 of: BSc Psychology or MPsyc, BSc Advanced Psychology or BA Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought (and its International and Industrial variants), or BSc Psychology with Education


PSYC1603Developmental Psychology

This module is mutually exclusive with

PSYC3410Intercalated Programme: Advanced Developmental Psychology

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to provide in depth coverage of key concepts in developmental psychology, and will be taught by a team of experts in this field. Students will continue to develop their knowledge of this discipline with particular emphasis on the research expertise of the module team.


The module aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of research in developmental psychology, developing the students' critical understanding of key theoretical and empirical work in these areas.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of classic and recent work in developmental psychology;
- show critical understanding of both cognitive and social development, and how environmental factors affect both of those
- describe and evaluate key models, frameworks and research methods in this area;
- reflect on the theoretical and practical implications of the issues covered.
-integrate information from across the different topics to show an holistic understanding of childhood development.

Skills outcomes
Students will have the opportunity to consider how theory and research are integrated within the field of developmental psychology, and how theory and research are applied to real world contexts, demonstrating these through critical review of published literature.


Memory; cognition; attachment; social behaviour; developmental disorders; the developing brain; contexts for development; psychological frameworks for development; adult development and ageing.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Drop-in Session12.001.00
Class tests, exams and assessment10.500.50
Private study hours82.50
Total Contact hours17.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

5 hrs reading per lecture: 50 hrs
Preparation for mid-term test: 5 hrs
Exam preparation: 27.5 hrs

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Mid-term formative MCQ test (online).

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essaymax. 2000 words70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 26/01/2022 12:21:10


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