UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology MRes

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 the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and year two at Yale.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2018

Modes and duration
Full time: 2 years
Tuition Fees (2018/19)
£9,570 (FT) N/A (PT)
£24,420 (FT) N/A (PT)
Application deadlines
All applicants
Open: 16 October 2017
Close: 27 July 2018

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Location: London, Hampstead (Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families) and Yale University (USA)

Entry requirements

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

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Chat with us at our Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 29th November or Visit us at our Postgraduate Studies Open Evening - 16th January 2018. Click here for more details.

Note that this is a highly selective course and interviews are held in April and then again in June or July if all places have not been filled. Early applications are recommended.

Typically 10 students are accepted each year. The overall aim of this programme is to understand how mental health problems emerge in childhood drawing from multiple perspectives, including neuroscience, cognitive, developmental, clinical, and  psychoanalytic approaches. A substantial research project is completed in the second year at Yale. As an MRes, this Master’s programme provides an excellent framework to advance students' research skills, important for those planning a future PhD or Clinical Doctorate.

Objectives and Outcomes

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? The course focuses on being able to effectively critique current research as we as the development of practical research skills, including techniques such as fMRI and EEG/ERP.


Celeste, DNP Alumni

Toby, DNP Alumni

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