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Early Child Development and Clinical Applications

University College London (UCL)

24 months
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28500 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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About

This Early Child Development and Clinical Applications programme from University College London (UCL), based at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, provides a unique foundation for individuals interested in a clinical/psychotherapy training or a research/academic career in child development. 

Overview

The Early Child Development and Clinical Applications programme from University College London (UCL) combines a comprehensive multi-perspective understanding of development and clinical practice in the early years with a supervised clinical placement, a two-year observation of infants in a family setting, and a research project.

The programme provides a multi-perspective theoretical grounding in early child development, allowing students to:

  • Develop practical observational and clinical skills for work with children and parents in the early years;
  • Engage deeply with an area of knowledge and develop the skills required for conducting reliable and valid research;
  • Develop skills in integration across theory, clinical practice and research.

Careers

Students who successfully complete the MSc can apply their degree in a variety of settings and find work as child mental health workers or psychology assistants, or take up posts as research assistants. They may also be admitted onto professional doctorates or PhD programmes. The programme has strong links with IPCAPA at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) and with the UCL Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, accredited Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training schools in London.

Employability

  • Multi-perspective thinking about early child development and clinical practice;
  • Practical observational and clinical skills for work with children and parents in the early years;
  • Research skills required for conducting reliable and valid mixed-methods research;
  • Science communication skills; translating science into accessible language

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Child Development 
  • Psychoanalytic Theories of Infancy and the Caregiver-Child Relationship
  • Multiple Perspectives on Development and Psychopathology 
  • Applied Psychoanalytic Concepts
  • Research Methods: Statistical Analysis
  • Parent-Infant Observation 
  • Prevention in Mental Health
  • Multi-disciplinarity and Multiple Perspectives in Early Years

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

270 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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