Developmental and Educational Psychology

University of Padua
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
01 October 2024

About this program

Developmental and Educational Psychology

The Master’s degree provides students with cutting-edge scientific knowledge and skills concerning typical and atypical development, and advanced topics in emotion regulation, peer relationships, and cultural developmental psychology. The programme encourages students’ active engagement and participation by combining theory with advanced methodology and practice that can be applied to different developmental periods, from infancy to late adolescence.

Admission requirements

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

  • minimum three-year undergraduate degree in Psychology or related fields (e.g. Educational Sciences), with proven knowledge in Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Additional entry requirements – Entry title and GPA
    Please verify country-based specific entry title and GPA requirements on our website

Call for applicantions

-For non-EU students residing outside Italy* please check the relevant Call for admission (TBA)
-For EU students or equated or non-EU students residing in Italy, please check the relevant Call for admission (TBA)

specific CV format is required for application (TBA)
specific motivational letter format is required for application (TBA)

Please verify country-based specific entry title requirements on our website

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.

You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to the university.

If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents are required at application stage.

Language requirements

English B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent

Please check out our website for the full list of accepted certificates, minimum scores and exemptions

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Program content

Compulsory units

  • Research issues in typical cognitive development
  • Statistical methods and data analysis in developmental psychology
  • Advanced data analysis for psychological science
  • Experimental research methods in psychology
  • Risk prevention and wellness promotion among youth
  • Economic inequality: perception, consequences and legitimisation

Advanced units

  • Research issues in atypical development and learning
  • Cultural developmental psychology
  • Advanced topics in emotion regulation and education
  • Advanced topics in peer relationships research
  • Developmental cognitive and social neuroscience

Laboratories: Introduction to scientific writing, Writing grant proposals, Research ethic

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


€2,739 per year


Awards: Master of Science in Developmental and Educational Psychology

Credit: 120 ECTS

Career paths

Graduates work as professionals in applied developmental and educational psychology, especially in educational or child and youth clinical centres, or as data scientists or policy advisers at international level. The programme also represents an excellent starting point for PhD studies.

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The University of Padua

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its  foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis  Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...

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Why study at University of Padua

  • The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
  • During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
  • Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
  • Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.

Contact info

University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua

Phone no: +390498273131

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