Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology MSc
This MSc is designed to train home students or overseas professionals in various aspects of science underpinning clinical paediatric neuropsychology practice, and is suitable for outstanding psychology post-graduates who are not yet qualified clinical or educational psychologists but are motivated to study paediatric neuropsychology at this stage of their career.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- UK/EU Full-time: £9,250
- Overseas Full-time: £22,100
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
Students develop an understanding of the techniques, methods and contemporary findings of developmental cognitive neuroscience and are trained to interpret clinical case presentations within the context of the latest scientific findings of developmental brain-behaviour relationships. They gain knowledge of professional, ethical and service delivery issues in assessment and rehabilitative work.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
This programme covers all key areas of the syllabus recommended by the BPS Division of Neuropsychology and draws on the wealth of specialist expertise in neuropsychology within Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, the UCL Institute of Child Health and other related neuroscience and psychology departments within UCL. We also invite many external speakers who are international experts within their area of specialism.
The UCL Institute of Child Health has a very close relationship with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and much of its research and teaching is carried out on a joint basis.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a research project (60 credits).
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a substantial report and an oral presentation.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, group seminars, video demonstrations and directed self-study time (reading, essay writing, seminar preparations). Assessment is by two essay journal papers of up to 3000 words each, two commentary papers of up to 1,500 words each and four 90-minute unseen examinations, and the dissertation examined by viva-voce.
Further details available on subject website:
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
First degree in psychology equivalent to BPS accredited honours degree or BPS conversion diploma. Students must obtain the BPS graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC). It is the responsibility of the student to obtain GBC before accepting a place on the programme.
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English language proficiency level: Standard
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Please check the subject website for up-to-date application deadlines.
Who can apply?
This route is suitable for postgraduates or overseas professionals who wish to pursue a research career in paediatric neuropsychology or to obtain a scientific knowledge in the underpinning knowledge of clinical paediatric neuropsychology prior to seeking qualifications that would enable them to pursue the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology at graduate level
- why you want to study Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
This programme provides two of the three elements necessary to qualify as Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychologists as recognised by the British Psychological Society.
Top career destinations for this programme
- UCL, PhD, 2011
- Institute of Psychiatry, Research Worker, 2010
- Great Ormond Street Hospital, Assistant Psychologist, 2010
- University of Oxford, Research Assistant, 2010
"One of the most beneficial aspects of being at UCL is having access to an incredible diversity of talent and expertise in virtually every field of enquiry. In my own area of neuroscience, there are over 700 neuroscientists concentrated within a small area."
Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem
Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
"My experience of graduate study at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) matches the expectations I had from such a high-ranked university. The classes in my MSc had small groups of students and the lecturers were all cutting-edge experts, not only from UCL but also from other UK top universities."
Miguel Calero Garcia
Degree: Cell and Gene Therapy MSc
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