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Developmental Psychopathology

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 course. 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.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2:1 in Psychology or Psychology related subject (or equivalent).

Course modules

Teaching is generally organised into a number of 10 week course units involving 2 to 3 hours of lectures, seminars and workshops. Each 10 week unit is assessed by means of formative and summative assessments. The summative assessments count towards the final degree outcome. For the course as a whole, the assessments include examinations, written assignments, oral presentations and the dissertation. Core Modules; Advanced Developmental Psychology Review (15 credits); Research Practice (15 credits); Critical Analysis (15 credits); Research Design in Child and Clinical Psychology (15 credits); Current Issues in Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology (30 credits); Applied Statistics (30 credits); Dissertation (60 credits);

Assessment methods

Teaching is generally organised into a number of 10 week course units involving 2 to 3 hours of lectures, seminars and workshops. Each 10 week unit is assessed by means of formative and summative assessments. The summative assessments count towards the final degree outcome. For the programme as a whole, the assessments include examinations, written assignments, oral presentations and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 7,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 7,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 23,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 7,750 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 7,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 7,750 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 7,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University DH1 3LG North East

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