Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
- £21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)
- All applicants:
- 30 June 2015
- Scholarship applicants:
- 31 January 2015
Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or a taught Master’s degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject.
English language requirement: Good
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.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
Select your country:
Equivalent qualifications for Algeria
There are a number of different sources of funding to support students entering the MPhil/PhD program in Developmental Science. Demonstratorships (teaching assistantships) are available. There are also PhD studentships available through the Doctoral Training Centres at UCL that are supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), either four years of funding (including 1 year Masters degree) or three years of funding. There are also four-year MRC/ESRC interdisciplinary studentships.
Other sources of funding include the UCL Grand Challenges studentship programme, UCL Graduate Research Scholarships, UCL Overseas Research Scholarships, and the four-year Wellcome Scholarship.
More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website
Top career destinations for this degree
- Institute of Education, University Lecturer, 2009,
- University of Oxford, Scott Junior Research Fellow, 2009,
- ESRC Centre for Deafness, Cognition and Language (DCAL), Postgraduate Research Assistant, 2010,
- Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology Training, 2010,
- UCL Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, Postgraduate Research Assistant, 2012,
During the programme you will gain practical research experience, designing experiments and conducting research with children either in a clinical or non-clinical setting. Taught elements include advanced research skills, for example in statistics, research methods and programming. Students also attend elective MSc modules, gaining theoretical expertise in their chosen field (e.g. autism, SLI, deafness).
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL Developmental Science provides an outstanding research environment in which to study for MPhil/PhD. There are links to other Research Departments and Specialist Centres throughout the Division of Psychology and Language Science, providing the potential for collaboration with experts from related fields. The Division provides access to a range of resources including EEG, fMRI, TMS and eye-tracking equipment. We also have close links with Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital. There is a dedicated infant/child experimental laboratory based at Chandler House.
Student / staff ratios › 17 staff › 0 taught students › 13 research students
Department: Developmental Science
"I have attended a few scientific meetings during my first year at UCL; a particular highlight was attending the Royal Society Discussion Meeting on language in developmental and acquired disorders. London is a brilliant place for attending national events. "
Francina ClaytonSubject: Developmental Science PhD
"UCL is a remarkably vibrant and friendly place to work."
Professor Charles HulmeSubject: Neuroscience and Language MSc, PhD
Application and next steps
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.
Who can apply?
- All applicants
- Scholarship applicants
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now