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Developmental Psychopathology MSc

Developmental Psychopathology MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

The aim of the MSc developmental psychopathology is to provide advanced research training for students interested in pursuing careers in the field of research, child development and clinical or educational psychology. The subject-specific and generic postgraduate training provided by the course enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required of a professional conducting research in clinical, child development or other fields. Research training forms a key focus of the MSc programme. In addition to providing training in basic research, the course aims to integrate research perspectives from clinical and educational psychology. This distinctive emphasis is reflected in the learning outcomes, structure and assessment of the course. The programme is delivered predominantly through a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshop classes. Lectures provide key information on a particular topic, such as ‘autism spectrum disorder’ or ‘developing interventions’. Seminars are held in order that smaller group teaching can take place, with focused discussion on specific topics.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge of current theoretical stances and methodological issues within the fields of typical and atypical developmental psychology. The aim for the module is for students to experience a range of topics that provide a broad understanding of typical development, before embarking upon topics that illustrate the impact of following an ‘atypical’ developmental pathway.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1 in Psychology or Psychology related subject (or equivalent).