Psychology of Childhood (C8813)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module aims to give students an overview of child development from birth through preadolescence. The module provides an overview of development in four main areas: biological (e.g. temperament), emotional (e.g. attachment), cognitive (e.g. categorisation) and social (e.g. peer relations). Additionally, this module places key emphasis on developing group working and independent learning skills by utilising a team-based small group teaching approach.


65%: Lecture
35%: Seminar


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

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 17 hours of contact time and 133 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: