Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Developmental Sciences

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 MA focuses on enabling you to reflect critically on existing knowledge. The MSc focuses on enabling you to carry out empirical research at postgraduate level.

Entry requirements

MA: Good degree (upper second-class honours preferable) in psychology, cognitive science, education, behavioural sciences or relevant discipline. Relevant professional experience of childhood and development may also be considered.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

MA: Five 2500-word coursework essays, presentations and one unseen examination. Advanced Quantitative Methods is assessed by five statistics worksheets. MSc: Five 2500-word coursework essays, presentations and 1 unseen examination. Advanced Quantitative Methods is assessed by 5 statistics worksheets.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 16,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 16,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Psychological Sciences
Telephone number: 
02076316535