Postgraduate taught 

Psychological Science (conversion) MSc

Human Development (PGT Conv) PSYCH5067

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course provides insights into aspects of human development across the lifespan.

Timetable

10 x one hour lectures

Requirements of Entry

At least 2:1 honours degree in a science subject.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Formal written seen examination 100%. Exam topics will be provided in advance of the exam, giving students the opportunity to choose topics, and to research and develop critical material ahead of the exam.

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course explores development and its diversity across the lifespan including childhood, adolescence and ageing. It explores social and emotional development, cognitive development and their necessary interactions and the impact of factors such as culture and context on these varied developments.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:

■ Undertake critical evaluations of data collecting procedures in developmental psychology, especially in complex and vulnerable cohorts

■ Critically evaluate evidence from a range of empirical studies on age-related change at key stages through the life span from prenatal development through childhood, to adolescence, and into old age.

■ Identify and define the evidence for risk and protective factors in development

■ Critically analyse the interplay between genetics and environment on development

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.