Developmental Psychology

37.04.01In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Art-Therapy
  • Age-Related Psychological Counselling
  • Differential Psychodiagnostics
  • Methodology Training
  • Mental Development Disorders and Correction
  • Non-Clinical Psychotherapy
  • Practical Classes in Methods of Psychology in Development
  • Psychogerontology
  • Family Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Career-Growth Psychology (with Supervision)
  • Psychology of Early Intervention and Early Development
  • Family Psychology and Family Upbringing 
  • Biographical Psychology: Theory and Practice
Our advantages
  • The content of the academic programme is focused on all-round training and covers a range of issues associated with understanding age patterns and individual psychological characteristics of human development. It also includes mastering advanced methods of psychological diagnostics, psychological correction, and various types and technologies of counselling at all stages of life.
  • Practical courses are an integral part of the programme. Among them are: psychological and pedagogical training; game and active teaching methods; workshops on psychotherapeutic and counselling activities; and workshops on methods of cutting-edge age-related psychodiagnostics. They are delivered by high calibre teaching staff, including top-level scholars and practitioners who are ready for fruitful cooperation with future specialists.
International relations
  • Vilnius University (Lithuania)
  • Yale University (the USA)
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
  • Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • The Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski (Bulgaria)
  • The University of Zaragoza (Spain)
  • Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)
  • The University of Beira Interior (Portugal)
  • Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
  • The University of Delaware (the USA)
  • The University of Minho (Portugal)
  • The University of Portsmouth (Great Britain)
  • The University of Santiago de Compostela - USC (Spain)
  • Tohoku University (Japan)
  • The University of Houston (the USA)
  • The University of Edinburgh (Great Britain)
  • The Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Main areas of research
  • The role of family and parent-child relations in the development of children and adolescents
  • Parenting psychology and parental stress
  • Career choice and professional development crises
  • Age and life crises of adults
  • Human mental well-being and everyday stress
  • Strategies and factors of development in the later periods of human life
  • The psychology of loneliness
  • Individual and domestic stresses and coping with them in normal and impaired development scenarios
  • Psychobiographical research in personality
Career opportunities

The graduates can work as competitive psychologists who understand the laws of development and are capable of providing psychological support to a person at all stages of his/her life journey. They are well-trained to conduct independent research in the field of developmental psychology, to participate in research, whose results can be included into projects supporting public and private organisations.