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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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£9,530 (FT)
Overseas:
£22,760 (FT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
1 August 2015
Please check the subject website for up-to-date application deadlines.

Entry Requirements

First degree (First or 2:1) 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.

English language requirement: Standard

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 equivalencies

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

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Degree Information

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.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Assessment of Neuropsychological Disorders and Functional Implications
  • Advanced Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Disorders and Neuropsychological Profiles
  • Infant and Neurodevelopmental Assessment
  • Professional Issues for Paediatric Neuropsychologists
  • Development of Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Neural Systems
  • Introduction to Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developing Clinical Formulations and Interventions

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

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, interactive tutorials, 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.

Funding

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Careers

This programme aims to equip students with the skills needed for positions such as Research Assistants and Assistant Psychologists and prepares students for PhDs and DClin Psych qualifications, which in turn lead to Clinical Psychologist or Neuropsychologist positions. Students can gain experience of administering and interpreting neuropsychological assessments, testing clinical groups, qualitative and quantitative data analysis (including neuroimaging and electrophysiology) and report writing.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • UCL, PhD, 2011,
  • Frenchay Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Assistant Psychologist, 2012,
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital, Assistant Psychologist, 2010,
  • NHS Royal Free Hospital, Assistant Psychologist, 2012,
  • UCL, Researcher, 2012,

Why 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.

Student / staff ratios › 370 staff › 198 taught students › 165 research students

Department: Institute of Child Health

Application and next steps

Applications

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?

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).

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-08-01
Please check the subject website for up-to-date application deadlines.

For more information see our Applications page.

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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
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

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