Developmental Psychology (C8546)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module provides you with a basic grounding in developmental psychology from the prenatal period through adolescence.

Topics that are covered include:

  • developmental research methods
  • theories of child development
  • prenatal development; behavioural
  • genetics and individual differences
  • perceptual development
  • early cognitive development
  • attachment
  • temperament
  • categorisation
  • language acquisition
  • motor development
  • children’s understanding of mathematics
  • gender development
  • adolescent development.


65%: Lecture
29%: Practical (Workshop)
6%: Seminar


40%: Coursework (Essay, Test)
60%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 34 hours of contact time and 116 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.