Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme provides a forum for you to develop and enhance your specialist skills, as well as more general, transferable research skills. It is designed to allow you to gain insight into different research methods and to acquire valuable experience both in carrying out large'scale research projects and in teaching.

Course Modules

Our current research interests include: Brain and cognitive development (development of perceptual, cognitive and linguistic abilities); cognitive modelling (Bayesian approaches to human reasoning; connectionist modelling of language, memory, executive functions, cognitive development, developmental disorders and neuropsychological syndromes; cognitive architectures); perception, attention and emotion/anxiety (investigations of relevant processes using behavioural, electrophysiological, TMS, and hemodynamic measures of brain activity); child, family and health psychology (social and emotional development; early childcare; family stress; qualitative approaches); and genetics of human development and behaviour.

Course Additional Entry

First or upper second'class honours degree in psychology or relevant discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub'tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
6 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
6 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees