Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ERPM006: Cognitive and Developmental Psychology

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Shirley Larkin (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module provides an introduction to cognitive and developmental psychology. These concern a study of mental processes and the changes that happen as we grow.

Through research-led teaching in combined seminar and lecture sessions you will be introduced to a variety of different perspectives in order to develop your knowledge and understanding of cognition and development in infancy, childhood and adolescence.

The fundamental topics covered in these sessions might include: social and emotional development, language and cognition, developing minds, intelligence and metacognition. The module will introduce you to classical and contemporary theoretical viewpoints and it will offer you an opportunity to engage with recent research in the field. You will also be encouraged to apply this knowledge and understanding to key societal issues (e.g. implications for education and wider society).

This module is a compulsory module for MSc Psychology Conversion programme students and it has no pre-requisites.

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