Students entering the Master's programme typically have completed a three-year undergraduate degree with a major in Psychology, which requires achieving a pass in PSYC 206 Research Design and Statistics or an equivalent research methods course. In addition, all prospective students will normally be expected to have at least a B average in their 300-level undergraduate courses.
Apart from the Research Methods requirement, we encourage a broad base in your undergraduate study of Psychology or Psychology and Education. As well as the obvious papers in child development, family psychology, abnormal psychology, counselling and applied behaviour analysis, papers considering inclusive practice and education provide an excellent and relevant preparation.
Students with a major in Education or Teaching and a minor in Psychology (including PSYC 206 or equivalent) may complete the Master's programme as a MEd and are eligible to apply for entry to the PGDipChFamPsyc once they have completed the six 400-level courses.
Masters Programme Structure:
Part one is made up of:
- CFPY601 Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (.25 EFTS)
- CFPY602 Child and Adolescent Development: Research, Contexts and Applications (.25 EFTS)
- CFPY603 Introduction to Interventions (.25 EFTS)
- COUN671 Counselling and Psychology: Theory and Skills (.25 EFTS)
- HLTH472 Introduction to Psychometric Theory and Administration (.125 EFTS)
- An approved research methods course (.125 EFTS) - this can be one of HLTH462, EDEM694, EDEM697, PSYC460 or their equivalents.
Part two consists of a thesis, in a topic approved by the Child and Family Psychology Programme Coordinator.
Check the specific requirements and programme structure for each qualification in the degree regulations: