Psychology and the Future of Children's Services (316C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

In this module, you will explore the current issues and themes in developmental psychology within the context of children’s services.

You will engage with the research, policy, and practice that surrounds children’s services. You will also collaborate with other students to bring together your knowledge of child development practice and theory, designing a course of action to improve outcomes in a particular area.

This could involve topics such as:

  • what features make the optimal classroom
  • how to design interventions to improve outcomes for vulnerable children.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.