Developmental psychology degree

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    Does anyone know of any other degree names what look into this course around the south east? ive been looking and looking and only found a couple and the others i found you can take a course you want in the 3rd year? any help would be useful

    The issue with psychology is that in order to be accredited, you have to do certain modules. This includes developmental psychology, but also a lot more areas (social, cognitive etc). I would suggest looking at the 3rd year modules and seeing which ones interest you

    Developmental psychology doesn't look great on your CV if your applying for non-psychology degrees. Secondly, you cannot spend a whole degree just doing developmental psychology, as you need knowledge of other areas of psychology (and biology, statistics) to understand it. So even degrees with dev psych in the name ( do not only study developmental psychology. Finally, if you do a psychology degree, chances are you will find something that you enjoy equally or more so to developmental.

    As interrobang mentions, its worth noting that different unis specialise in different areas of research, and whilst all psychology degrees will cover developmental psychology to some extend, some may offer more extended modules in developmental research areas. Finally you can also do your dissertation in developmental psychology.

    Its also worth noting that pretty much all of psychology can be studied developmental. So even topics in "cognitive psychology" such as memory, attention, executive functions, theory of mind; they all also have developmental research into them, and its worth studying these topics even if you want to only do developmental psychology after uni.
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