MSc in Psychodynamic Developmental Neuroscience
- How does this MSc differ from the other psychoanalytic MScs offered by your department?
- Do I need a specialist background in neuroscience to apply for this course?
- How long is the course?
- Is it possible to do the MSc as a part time student?
- Are there funds or grants within the University or department which may be able to assist with the cost of the course?
- What is the closing date for applications to the course?
- I have a disability, do you have appropriate facilities to cater for this?
- What happens if I fail an exam?
- Do you accept mature students?
Q. How does this MSc differ from the other psychoanalytic MScs offered by your department?
A. Unlike the other MScs, this is a two year course and a minimum of six months is spent at Yale. It differs from the MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies in its inclusion of an empirical research requirement and in the focus on neuroscience. It has more in common with the MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology but is differentiated by its clinical and neuroscientific focus as well as its international dimension.
Q. Do I need a specialist background in neuroscience to apply for this course?
A. No. Prospective students will be expected to have a basic familiarity with neuropsychology such as might be gained for example from an undergraduate degree in psychology but they do not need to have previously majored in neuroscience.
Q. Are there funds or grants within the University or department which may be able to assist with the cost of the course?
A. There are a variety of different funding options for both UK/EU and International Students. For information on entry scholarships and other sources of funding for Graduate students please go to the UCL Graduate Scholarships page . To apply for funding it is necessary to have filled in an application form for admission as a Graduate student before completing a scholarship application form. Please note that the deadlines for scholorship applications are strongly adhered to and no application will be accepted after the deadline date indicated.
Address: Entrance Scholarships Office
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
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Q. What is the closing date for applications to the course?
A. There is no formal deadline for applications. However, this is a very popular course and it is therefore advisable to apply as early in the academic year as possible. Interviews are held throughout each year, and applications continue to be processed even after all places have been filled so it is still worth enquiring whether there are any places, even in the summer before term begins, as occasionally applicants have to withdraw and a vacancy arises. However, the earlier an application is received, the more likely it is that a place will be offered, other things being equal.
Q. I have a disability, do you have appropriate facilities to cater for this?
A. Most rooms to be used at the AFC are adapted for students with disabilities. The Child Study Center building at Yale has recently been converted to accommodate students with disabilities.
Q. Do you accept mature students?
A. Yes, we accept students of all ages providing they meet the Graduate Admission requirements for Taught Masters in the Psychology Department (see above). Please Click here for more information about the University's Equal Opportunities Policy.