Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree is designed to give you an understanding of the role of the child’s environment through the study of the impact of the family, communities and other social networks. You will explore the interaction of biology and social factors in the context of atypical developmental paths, such as those observed in dyslexia, autism and other developmental disorders. The programme is designed for graduates from psychology and related disciplines who seek to deepen their understanding of cutting'edge contemporary research in developmental science, as well as established practitioners and policy'makers wishing to update their training. The course focuses on enabling you to reflect critically on existing knowledge.

Course Modules

8 core modules, and a 10,000'word dissertation: a piece of empirical research or advanced quantitative analyses under the supervision of experienced staff.

Core modules:

Advanced Quantitative Methods;

Child Development in a Social Context;

Critical Book Review;

Development Cognitive Neuroscience;

Families;

Generic Research Skills;

Genetics of Development;

MSc Psychology Research Dissertation;

Qualitative Methods .

Start Date:

10/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £14,850 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £9,200 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £4,600 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £7,425 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,775 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,650 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £15,225 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,525 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Good degree (upper 2nd-Class Honours preferable) in psychology, cognitive science, education, behavioural sciences or relevant discipline. Relevant professional experience of childhood and development may also be considered. 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