UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology

There is a focus on developmental psychopathology drawing on neurobiological, cognitive, developmental, clinical and psychoanalytic perspectives. Students spend year one at UCL and year 2 at Yale where a wide range of supervised research opportunities are available.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules year 1: an introduction to psychoanalytic theory; the clinical theory of psychoanalysis; research methods i: research skills; research methods ii: introduction to statistical analysis; research methods iii: evaluating research literature (formative); introduction to neuroscience methods; affective neuroscience; multiple perspectives on child development i; multiple perspectives on child development ii; core modules year 2: series of formative workshops typically covering: i. fMRI; ii. EEG; iii. advanced research design; and iv. integrating cross-disciplinary models; research portfolio.

Assessment methods

The programme comprises lectures, research classes, tutorials, small-group seminars, and computer-based practical classes. Assessment is predominantly through essays, statistical assignments, a piece of science communication and unseen examinations. In the second year assessment will be based on the research portfolio - comprising a presentation and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 8,755 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MRes Full-time £ 22,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7443 2254