Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Developmental Disorders

This programme focuses on atypical development across the lifespan, and benefits from our developmental psychology research centre being one of the most prominent in the world. Through taught modules you will acquire advanced knowledge of the theories and major findings in this field, and develop expertise in the methods and analytic techniques used in research. This course provides Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-accredited research training. The course is aimed at graduates wishing to enter an applied or research career in developmental disabilities, and is beneficial for students who wish to progress to a PhD in clinical, educational, or experimental psychology. It is also suited to those who wish to boost their research skills en route to, or after, behavioural therapy or clinical or educational psychology training.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in psychology or a related discipline. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Conducting and presenting psychological research; developmental disorders; developmental psychology; research dissertation; statistics for psychological research. Option modules may include (choose from topics in the following areas, which vary year-to-year and are aligned with our expertise): Applied aspects of psychology; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; neuroscience; social psychology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,390 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,390 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,390 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,390 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,695 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,695 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,695 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,695 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

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Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 593795