University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Cognitive Development and Learning

Research into theory of mind, autism, learning and tutoring, extending into interdisciplinary and strategic research relevant to education and abnormal development; the group investigates how visual representations and teaching strategies influence the psychological processes that underlie learning; they are also exploring the boundaries of heightened visuo-spatial abilities in autism, and relating these to aspects of size and shape constancy, which have been found to be disrupted in autism.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in either psychology or a related subject relevant to the chosen research area; where English is not 1st language IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 600 including the written test are required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 18,210 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559