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Developmental Sciences (Part-Time)

Birkbeck, University of London

24 months
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8010 GBP/year
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This degree in Developmental Sciences (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London is designed to give you an understanding of the role of the child’s environment through the study of the impact of the family, communities and other social networks. 

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Overview

You will explore the interaction of biology and social factors in the context of atypical developmental paths, such as those observed in dyslexia, autism and other developmental disorders.

The degree in Developmental Sciences (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London is designed for graduates from psychology and related disciplines who seek to deepen their understanding of cutting-edge contemporary research in developmental science, as well as established practitioners and policy-makers wishing to update their training. The MA focuses on enabling you to reflect critically on existing knowledge.

Highlights

  • You will explore child development from diverse theoretical and applied perspectives and get an introduction to the biology of development through the study of genetics and developmental cognitive neuroscience.
  • The degree combines Birkbeck’s strengths in biological, social and applied developmental research methods to provide you with an integrated understanding of child development.
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with world-class researchers in developmental science and attend research seminars organised by the Department and a number of other local research centres and institutes.
  • Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.
  • Psychological research at Birkbeck was ranked fifth in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2016, an important and influential index of research quality. 

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in psychology, health or social work, education, and policy development. Possible professions may include psychologist, counsellor, or researcher. This degree may also be useful in becoming a further education lecturer.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Child Development in a Social Context
  • Development Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Family Studies
  • Generic Research Skills
  • Genetics of Development
  • Qualitative Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in psychology, cognitive science, education, behavioural sciences or relevant discipline.

  • Relevant professional experience of childhood and development may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8010 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8010 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4980 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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