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Development and Psychopathology - MSc

Course Description

About the course:
-Benefit from excellent resources for teaching and research in developmental psychopathology
-Join a School whose NHS-partnered clinics and training centres offer research placement opportunities
-Develop a lifespan perspective on psychological disorder and study the science of development from infancy through adolescence to older age
-Hone your analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking


Sample modules:
-Developmental psychopathology
-Methods in developmental psychopathology
-Methods in clinical psychology
-Clinical neuropsychology
-Research methods and transferable skills in psychology

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


All of our MSc programmes are research intensive, providing essential training in analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking, among other fundamental transferable skills.

Our MSc Development and Psychopathology programme has a long-standing reputation for preparing students to undertake PhD research and postgraduate clinical training. Our students have moved on to PhD positions, research assistant or assistant psychologist posts in the NHS and private sector, clinical training, as well as non-psychology positions in industry.

Visit the Development and Psychopathology - MSc page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

As our popular programmes are consistently oversubscribed we advise early applications (prior to May each year) since we cannot accept applicants once the programmes are full. Entrants are normally required to have obtained a good first or second class UK honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in psychology or a related discipline (for example, cognitive neuroscience). Your degree should have included biological psychology as required by the British Psychological Society.

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