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  Developmental Science and Neurodiversity - MSc


University of Birmingham    School of Psychology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Medicine (26) Psychology (31)

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The MSc programme in Developmental Science and Neurodiversity at the University of Birmingham offers a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating world of human development and diversity. This course takes neurodiversity as its central framework, allowing students to understand how development varies between individuals across the lifespan. With a focus on advanced research methods and statistical analysis, students will gain the skills needed to study and characterize diversity in cognition and behavior. Optional modules in clinical psychology, neuroscience, and mental health provide the chance to tailor the course to individual interests. Graduates will be well-equipped for research-related roles or further study at a doctoral level.

About the course

Change and diversity are essential characteristics of the cognition, behaviour, and brains of children, adolescents, and adults. This MSc course will take neurodiversity as a framework for understanding development across the whole human lifespan and how development varies between people.

The course will provide a unique opportunity to gain advanced training in how to characterise diversity and development, and how to study them with the latest research designs and statistical methods.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have obtained a good Honours degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in Psychology or a related discipline and have gained at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) in the research dissertation (i.e., experience of planning and conducting research and analysing data).

Applicants who do not meet our requirement for a 2(i) in their final-year research project, but who have gained significant research experience in a relevant research setting will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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