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  Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology MRes

University College London    Faculty of Brain Sciences

Full time September MRes 2 years full time
Medicine (26) Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology MRes programme at UCL, in collaboration with Yale University. This two-year international programme delves into developmental psychopathology through a neuroscience lens, equipping students with critical research skills and expertise in neuroimaging methods. The first year is based in London at the prestigious Anna Freud, while the second year takes place at Yale in the USA. Ideal for students with backgrounds in psychology, medicine, genetics, or neuroscience, the programme offers a unique opportunity to explore childhood disorders like anxiety and autism. With a focus on practical research skills and a strong emphasis on clinical applications, graduates are well-prepared for PhD programmes or clinical psychology careers. The programme's research portfolio, including a dissertation and conference-style poster, allows students to delve into diverse topics such as fMRI studies on autism and stress-related disorders. Join a vibrant academic community at UCL, ranked first for research power in Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience. Entry requirements include a minimum upper second-class Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Unlock your potential and shape your future in developmental neuroscience and psychopathology.

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This unique two-year international programme is offered in collaboration with Yale University. There is a focus on developmental psychopathology drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives, with a specific emphasis on neuroscience. Students spend year one in London, primarily based at Anna Freud and year two in Yale, USA. There is no part-time option available for this programme.

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The programme provides an introduction to a range of perspectives on developmental psychopathology, covering all major disorders of childhood. Why do disorders such as anxiety, depression, or autism emerge? How can we understand these disorders in relation to mental processes and representations? And what can a neuroscience approach add?

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Entry Requirements

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


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £15,100

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £37,500

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