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MSc Development, Disorders and Clinical Practice

MSc Development, Disorders and Clinical Practice

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Clinical Psychology Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc combines theoretical grounding in development and its disorders with practical experience in clinical assessment and diagnosis. You will focus on on dyslexia, developmental language disorder, autism, ADHD, and dyscalculia.

Combining perspectives from cognitive psychology, developmental cognitive neuroscience, and applied clinical and educational practice, you'll look at topical issues such as co-morbidity between disorders, and the implications of cognitive disorders for children’s mental health.

Careers and skills

This MSc will enhance your transferable skills as well as the skills required for careers in a range of industries. For example, you’ll learn a variety of research techniques that can be applied to development and disorders and how to apply them; as well as carrying out extensive independent research. Our graduates go on to complete PhDs typically in psychology or neuropsychology. Others go on to pursue careers in Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Speech Language Therapy or find work as Assistant Psychologists and Research Assistants.

The Department's Employability Coordinator works closely with the University Careers Service, which offers our students an additional range of career and recruitment events, skills sessions and one-to-one advice.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will provide students with an understanding of, and experience in, the selection and use of tests for educational and clinical assessment and diagnosis. It will also provide a framework for planning educationally-appropriate interventions.

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

2:1 or equivalent in Psychology or a related discipline such as Education, Linguistics or Speech and Language Therapy.