MSc Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology
This is a highly selective 2-year UCL international Masters programme, with the first year based at University College London and the second year based at Yale, New Haven in the USA. Typically 10 students are accepted each year. This unique programme equips students with an understanding of developmental neuroscience research alongside multiple perspectives on developmental disorders (such as autism, anxiety and conduct disorder) with a focus on cognitive and psychoanalytic perspectives. A substantial empirical research project completed by each student in the second year at Yale offers an opportunity to bring together diverse models and theories of development and acquire advanced research skills.
Year 1 Teaching
In the first year you will be based at The Anna Freud Centre in Hampstead, London. As a UCL student you will have access to the facilities of an internationally renowned university including library and computer facilities. The teaching in the first year comprises 11 mandatory modules, grouped into four streams, which are listed in the structure section below. These modules provide a foundation in developmental psychopathology, neuroscience research, statistics, psychoanalysis and normative developmental psychology.
Year 2 Teaching
While at Yale students complete two core modules in Advanced Neuromethods and Clinical Applications of Neuroimaging. These modules provide a solid grounding in how atypical patterns of neural structure and function relate to psychopathology, and helps students integrate cognitive, psychoanalytic and neuroscientific approaches. Students have many opportunities to attend additional ‘elective’ courses, ranging from neuroscience, philosophy, clinical science, research methodology and statistics. Formative teaching and workshops on psychoanalysis are also provided to encourage students to integrate their understanding. Students are encouraged to produce publishable findings from their research.
For further details of this course please see our website.
This MSc is conferred and accredited by University College London.
International Student Requirements:
The required evidence may be one of the following:
1.Substantial education (minimum twelve months) or work experience (minimum eighteen months) conducted in English in a majority English speaking country and undertaken no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment
2.A recently obtained acceptable English language qualification or test result. The qualification or test result must have been awarded no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment.