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 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 .

Assessment methods

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 2018 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2018 GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 15,225 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 GBP 9,525 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,775 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 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