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University College London

Anna Freud Centre, MSc Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice


21 Maresfield Gardens
London  NW3 5SD
United Kingdom




011+ 44 20 7794 6506

Program Information

Degree Offered

MSc Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice is a two-year full-time course offered by UCL, based at the Anna Freud Centre (AFC). The aim of the course is to provide a framework for developing an integrated understanding of child development and childhood disorders, and to give you an opportunity to develop practical skills for working with children and families in a clinical setting.

This programme draws together theory, research and therapeutic thinking from a range of perspectives, including clinical and cognitive psychology, systemic theory, psychoanalysis and neuroscience. Theoretical learning is complemented by workshop-based seminars where you will learn core clinical skills; and in the second year of the course you will have a one-year placement in a clinical service, whilst also completing a research dissertation.

Year One

In year one all modules are taught at the Anna Freud Centre in London, a world-renowned centre for research, training and clinical practice in the field of child mental health. Students attend weekly lectures complemented by small group seminars in a friendly and supportive environment. Modules focusing on clinical skills during Year 1 are classroom based, with recorded role play and video feedback offering students a context within which to develop and reflect upon practical skills.

Year Two

In year two, as well as taking further modules at the Anna Freud Centre and UCL, you will move into a 2-3 days per week placement in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in London. During this placement you will have the opportunity to develop core clinical skills relevant to working with children and families, under the supervision of an experienced clinician.

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.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition In-State Full Time:

8500 GBP

Tuition Out of State Full Time:

21700 GBP

Financial Aid Offered: No