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Developmental Psychology

Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX2235 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PSYX235

Dive into the development of the human mind. Learn how the brain changes from pregnancy to childhood, and adolescence through to adulthood. Consider how development is influenced by genes, the physical environments and social relationships.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Developmental Psychology

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Analyse, critique, and discuss topics of and research relating to developmental psychology
    2. Effectively communicate a breadth of understanding of topics in developmental psychology to convey thoughtful, scientifically driven information
    3. Demonstrate systems-thinking and apply strategies to operate effectively in a range of settings, including in response to the needs of socially and culturally diverse groups 
    4. Demonstrate effective application of developmental psychology knowledge for positive impact at the foundational level of competency 

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-PSY-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Psychology

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

and one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PSYX235 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSYX235, PSY235
Pre-requisite (PSYC104 or PSYU1104 or PSYX104 or PSYX1104) and (PSYC105 or PSYU1105 or PSYX105 or PSYX1105) OR
PSYX 1101 and PSYX1102
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
PSYU2235 Developmental Psychology

Admission to Bachelor of Psychology

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Psychology

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