Developmental Disorders at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Develop your understanding of a wide variety of conditions, including autism, intellectual disability, and childhood mental illness. Through engagement with advanced-level theory and practical work, you will learn about:

  • research methods
  • diagnosis and assessment
  • therapeutic and educational interventions
Our research is award-winning and has real-world impact. For example:
  • Dr Sarah Cassidy was named ‘Most Impactful Researcher’ by the National Autistic Society for her work on suicide prevention.
  • We are working with Nottinghamshire Police to assist them with better treatment of autistic victims, witnesses and perpetrators.
  • We helped create resources for teachers to help them with greater support for pupils affected by preterm birth.
You will get to develop your own research project, giving you an opportunity to explore your interests in-depth.


You will study many different developmental disorders. These include neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, ADHD and Communication disorders, as well as childhood clinical and behavioural disorders. You will also look at the wider context of developmental disorders, such as diversity, inclusion, cultural issues, and theoretical perspectives on development. You will gain an insight into some more advanced or specialised techniques for psychological research. These include data collection, organisation and analysis (eg eye-tracking, EEG, fMRI, TMS, computational modeling, diary methodologies and workshops). Our professional skills core module contains a number of workshops examining areas such as presentation and writing skills, careers, understanding the wider context of research, consultancy, and practical and ethical issues. You will carry out an individual research project with an empirical component. You will work with an active-researcher who will be your supervisor. You will have the opportunity to apply for the British Psychological Society qualification of Test User, Educational (CCET), following completion of the Psychological Assessment module.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2.1 in a BPS accredited Psychology degree (other related courses may be considered). IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

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Developmental Disorders at University of Nottingham - UCAS