Part-time home/EU students: £ 3975 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 7950 pa
07 August 2017
This Master's degree 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. 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 programme 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.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
Explore child development from diverse theoretical and applied perspectives. Be introduced to the biology of development through the study of genetics and developmental cognitive neuroscience. Combines Birkbeck’s strengths in biological, social and applied developmental research methods to provide you with an integrated understanding of child development. The Department of Psychological Sciences has an outstanding research tradition, with an outstanding international reputation in all aspects of developmental studies. 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 5th 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 has ranked 5th in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2016, an important and influential index of research quality.
Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.
Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were rated 5th 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.