Students will work closely with their supervisor(s) to develop each stage of research. Supervisors will also help put together a Psychology and Human Development programme offered at the University College London (UCL) of additional courses and activities to support students' progress towards the completion of their thesis.
Our profile as a department focuses principally on psychology (particularly in relation to education) and special educational needs (SEN). Educational neuroscience is being developed within our psychology interests.
Our psychology profile is distinctive, offering the largest coherent group of psychologists in the UK working in the area of education, child and adolescent development. Neuroscience is at the cutting edge of psychology and we are working in partnership with colleagues in UCL Psychology & Language Sciences and Birkbeck to extend our reach in this developing area.
Psychology doctoral graduates progress to a range of career paths in: academia (both as university teachers and researchers); local and national government contexts supporting work related to education and psychology in the fields of policy and planning; school leadership; public sector research.
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Our core areas of expertise include:
- Psychology and typical development, focussing on classroom practices and their relationship with learning (science, mathematics, literacy, class size, grouping practices, deployment of teaching assistants, motivation)
- Educational neuroscience
- SEN and atypical development areas of autism, emotional disorders, hearing impairment, disorders of perception, Williams and Downs syndrome, sleep disorders, language difficulties, learning difficulties, literacy difficulties, numeracy difficulties, visual impairment and youth offending
- Methodological expertise in experimental designs, longitudinal secondary data analysis, quantitative and some qualitative methods.
- 36 months
- 60 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The normal minimum requirement is a Master’s degree from a UK university in a subject appropriate to the programme to be followed, or a qualification of equivalent standard appropriate to the programme to be followed awarded by a university (or educational institution of university rank) outside the UK.
- The majority of our successful applicants hold a Merit at Master’s level, and may have additional relevant experience.
- Students without a Master’s degree who have completed the UCL PGDip in Social Science Research Methods, obtaining a grade B or above in any two or more modules, may also be considered for admission to this programme.
International18120 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18120 GBP per year during 36 months.
National7370 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7370 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £3,685
- International: £9,100
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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