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PSYC1603 Developmental Psychology

10 creditsClass Size: 320

Module manager: Dr Amanda Waterman

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

BSc Psychology or MPsyc, BSc Advanced Psychology or BA Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought programme, or BSs Psychology with Education entry requirements.

This module is not approved as a discovery module


- This module aims to provide an overview of key concepts in developmental psychology.
- Students will be introduced to a range of information within this discipline including cognitive, social and moral development.

Learning outcomes
The module will introduce students to the basic theory, research findings and methods of investigation in developmental psychology. On completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key topics addressed in the module.

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.


The syllabus will include:
- introduction to developmental psychology
- prenatal development
- development in infancy
- cognitive development
- development of language
- social development
- moral development
- developmental disorders
- contexts for development
- and ageing.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning11.001.00
Private study hours88.50
Total Contact hours11.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- 10 x 5 hours reading for each lecture
- 7 hours preparation for IBLE
- 28.5 hours revision for end of semester exam.
- 3 hours preparation for tutorial

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be expected to complete an online Internet Based learning Exercise, to include practice MCQs. A revision lecture in week 11, including further practice MCQs, will enable students to prepare for their exam. During the tutorial students will deliver an oral presentation to demonstrate their understanding of a selected topic.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course MCQInternet based learning exercise0.00
Oral Presentation.0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)0.00

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 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

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: 07/09/2021 16:42:43


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