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Psychology

Master in Psychology of Child Development

Course Details

The Master of Science in Psychology of Child Development isoffered in collaboration with the British State University of Central Lancashire and is recognised by the Council for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (SAEP).

It is the only Greek postgraduate programme in child’s developmental psychology, which examines developmental processes and mechanisms that that are activated during the biological and cognitive development of the embryo to an adult. 

The main characteristics of the programme are:

  • Provision of extensive knowledge on the biological, cognitive, social and emotional development of children
  • The emphasis on understanding the diversity of children's perception and child abilities compared to adults and the way child experiences affect the later development of the individual
  • The study of the evolution of Child Psychology worldwide, the new trends and methods, as well as the most modern scientific findings in the subject
  • The study and understanding of phenomena of child abuse, child violence and aggression, educational problems, divorce influence etc. and how these occur in Greece compared to foreign countries
  • The programme contributes to the understanding of the parental role and its impact on the development of the child
  • Acquisition of the skills and knowledge in the subjects of psychological evaluations, research methodology and statistics

Upon completion of the programme, students will have gained research experience through supervised postgraduate work and professional experience through internships in private and wider public sector organizations.

Entry Requirements 

 

  • University degree, preferably in Psychology or a similar field
  • English language comprehension of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent level. Those who have completed their graduate studies in English language are exempted
  • Applicants who have completed a graduate research  thesis will be preferred
  • Two years of working experience are desirable, but not necessary
  • Very good knowledge (at first degree level) of Research & Methodology using SPSS. (Candidate who does not cover the criteria can attend a special intensive programme at ICPS)
 

COurse Structure

The programme has a duration of one academic year and consists of four distinct parts. Specialized courses in child psychology extends throughout the programme, research methodology, at least 60 hours of internship, and the implementation of empirical research.
 
The subjects of postgraduate programme, inter alia, include:
 
  • Children’s Cognitive and Emotional Development
  • Mental Health & Interventions during the childhood
  • Divorce influence & intervention on Children
  • Children Confidence Development
  • Adoption and Identity Formation
  • Mourning in Childhood
  • Learning Difficulties: Assessment and Intervention in the Classroom
  • Influence of the Family Environment on School Performance
  • Bullying
  • Antisocial Behavior and Treatment
  • Video games and Influence on Behavior
  • Domestic Violence: Counselling Dimensions
  • Child Abuse: Counselling Dimensions
  • Sexual Disorders and Gender Identity
  • Child Psychopathology
 
Academic Assessment:
 
Academic evaluation in this postgraduate programme includes a variety of methods: assignments, presentations, self-assessment and personal development reports, role play, etc.
 

 

Entry Requirements

  • The programme will contribute to your effectiveness if you are already working or want to work with children in areas such as psychology, teaching, social work and health
  • Beside the basic modules in Social, Developmental, Biological and Cognitive Psychology, as well as in Research Methods, you will have the opportunity to study in detail the thoughts, feelings and behavior of children
  • Through practice, you will build confidence in yourself to stand in a professional context and to understand how children play and interact with their caregivers or peers.
  • You will be able to consult and support parents
  • You will be able to recognize the linguistic and psychosocial development of children, to contribute to their education and to inspire them to build equitable relationships by protecting them from online dangers, antisocial behavior, bullying and more.
  • You will be able to take on the role of Psychologist or Counsellor in school settings
 

Placements

  • You can work as Child Psychologist and specialize in the psychosocial, cognitive and emotional development of children from birth to adulthood
  • Graduates of other humanistic sciences can expand their existing profession (eg teachers, special educators, nurses, etc.) with specialized knowledge of the child and his or her family
  • Work as a Special Counsellor in school and other educational settings
  • To work professionally on parental support and counselling
  • Submit a master's degree in public announcements as an additional scoring qualification
  • Become members of the ICPS Alumni, all of which are professionals in the field with extensive experience and a strong network
  • Become members of the huge Alumni of the University of Central Lancashire enjoying all it’s privileges 
 

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