UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice

This course aims to encourage an integrated understanding of child development and a range of childhood disorders, and to give students an opportunity to apply this understanding in a clinical setting, through a supervised placement in the second year within a mental health service.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university in psychology, or in another relevant social, clinical or life science discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. It is highly desirable that students have obtained relevant experience working with children or adolescents prior to application.

Course modules

Core modules year 1: multiple perspectives on development psychopathology i; multiple perspectives on development psychopathology ii; development psychopathology: development disorders from multiple perspectives; research methods 1 (formative); research methods ii: introduction to statistical analysis; evaluating clinical interventions; an introduction to psychoanalytic theory; the clinical theory of psychoanalysis; building and maintaining therapeutic relationships; assessment and planning; parent-infant observation. Core modules year 2: clinical practice in context; clinical skills i; clinical skills ii; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

In year one students attend weekly lectures complemented by small group seminars. Modules focusing on clinical skills are classroom based. In year two, as well as taking further modules, students move into a 2-3 days per week placement in a child and adolescent mental health setting, supervised by an experienced clinician. Assessment is by a mixture of course work, examinations and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

UCL Graduate School.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,020 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 23,020 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,020 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,020 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,020 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

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Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7443 2254