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Queen's University Belfast: Psychology (Atypical Child Development)

Institution Queen's University Belfast View institution profile
Department School of Psychology
Study type Taught


This programme provides advanced study of topics in developmental psychology, with a specific focus on patterns of atypical development and childhood developmental disorders such as autism and dyslexia. The programme addresses questions such as: What is the relationship between typical and atypical development? How do we know that a child's development is atypical and what criteria can we use to assess this? How can we best explain the causes of atypical development and understand the effects on children's lives? What programmes and interventions can help atypically developing children and how can they be best designed and implemented?

Queen's University Belfast


Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Queen’s is ranked 24th in the UK for Research Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education) with over 88% of research submitted by Queen’s has been assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education). Northern Ireland has been named the safest region in …

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