Developmental Science at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview Combining research methodology training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the field, our Developmental Science Master’s programme will give you real, nuanced insight into developmental psychological science with one of the UK’s largest groups of developmental psychologists. On the MSc Developmental Science, you’ll advance your skills in one of current psychology’s most fundamental areas. A tailored research placement will see you gain and further hone your research skills. The course is ideal if you are a high-calibre graduate of psychology or a related discipline, looking to develop the specific methodological and analytical skills essential to developmental science. This is great preparation for a PhD in developmental or educational psychology, or for a career with a significant research element. About This Course The MSc in Developmental Science combines research methods training with holistic in-depth study of the subject. You’ll gain hands-on experience of key research methods such as eye-tracking, EEG, NIRS, and other experimental techniques used for working with infants and children. Facilities include the state-of-the-art Developmental Dynamics laboratory. You’ll attain an in-depth understanding of human development and develop the skills needed to prepare research proposals and undertake your own original research, analysis, and synthesis. In addition, you’ll acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication, and in the analysis of complex data sets. One of our programme’s key strengths is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods firsthand. This includes a research placement, tailored to the specific skills you need to further your research goals. The programme’s core modules give solid grounding in the subject’s key areas. Optional modules can be chosen according to your specific interests. The course builds onto a substantial piece of Master’s research, undertaken with the supervision of active researchers in the field. Take a look at the School of Psychology’s webpage to find a researcher who works on the topic that interests you. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Entry requirements

DEGREE CLASSIFICATION: Honours degree, at classification 2.1 or equivalent DEGREE SUBJECT: Psychology or a relevant discipline (e.g. Medicine, Neuroscience)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Minimum 6.5 in all components

English Foreign Language: Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date. We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £11400 Whole course
England £11400 Whole course
Northern Ireland £11400 Whole course
Scotland £11400 Whole course
Wales £11400 Whole course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Sponsorship information

The university offers a range of scholarships and bursaries which are based on academic merit.

Developmental Science at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS