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Child Psychology degrees abroad

Child psychology aims to better understand why young people think and behave the way they do. Programs often focus on child development, how children grow and mature differently, and what issues and challenges young people face today.

Studying child psychology abroad is a great way to broaden your horizons and experience how a different country approaches the subject. There are many child psychology degrees offered at universities across the world, so you’ll have a huge range of programs to choose from.

If you have a passion for understanding how the human mind works, and want to help make a positive difference to the lives and development of young people, this could be the perfect program for you.

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Child Psychology program structure

Psychology programs that focus on the issues of children and young people are offered under several different names, including child psychology, psychology and child development, childhood psychology, or psychology and childhood studies.

The name of the program will give you a good indication of what the focus of the program content will be, but it’s worth remembering that all universities will offer their own unique curriculum.

Most programs will be made up of lectures and small group seminars, with a research project making up a large part of the final year.

At undergraduate level you can study a bachelor’s as a BA or BSc, depending on the focus of the program. For example, programs that focus on childhood studies may award a BA, and those that are more psychology based will award a BSc.They usually take three or four years to complete depending on the country you are studying in.

As a graduate you can study for a master’s as an MA or MSc, and studying a separate master’s will usually take between one and two years.

Here’s some of the main themes and modules you’ll find on a child psychology program:

  • Foundations of psychology
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Cognitive psychology and childhood
  • Individual differences
  • Developmental differences
  • Psychology of learning and memory
  • Psychology of mental health
  • Research project

Best countries to study child psychology

Child Psychology study abroad programs

Child psychology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in child psychology

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    Child Psychology - BSc University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,187 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,100 CAD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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Child psychology graduate programs

Master's in child psychology

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    Applied Child Psychology - MSc Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,874 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,800 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Child Psychology - MSEd Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,045 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,045 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Master of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology (MA) - MA The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,446 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,450 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    School and applied child psychology - MSc University of Calgary, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,228 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,407 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    School/Applied Child Psychology - MA McGill University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,012 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,362 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Future child psychology careers

Most child psychology graduates will look to work with children and young people after graduation. There are a wide range of roles and careers that would be relevant, including:

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Child psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Early years teacher
  • Youth worker
  • Speech and language therapist

To become a practicing child psychologist you’ll usually need at least a master’s degree, or even a doctorate. However, a bachelor’s degree in child psychology will allow you to pursue a wide range of careers where you can help and support young people.