The University of East Anglia

Developmental Science

University of East Anglia
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Rank: 25 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: University of East Anglia


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/27

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £16400

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About This CourseNature or nurture? Combining research methodology training with in-depth study at the cutting-edge of the field, our Developmental Science Master's programme will give you real, nuanced insight into how one impacts on the other. On the MSc Developmental Science you'll advance your skills in one of current psychology's fastest-moving and most fundamental areas. A tailored research placement will see you gain and further hone your research skills. You can complete the course in one year full-time or over two years part-time. It is ideal if you are a high calibre graduate in psychology or a related discipline, who is looking to develop the specific methodological and analytical skills essential to developmental science. This is a great choice if you are preparing for a PhD in the subject, or aim to pursue a career with a significant research element. OverviewThis MSc in Developmental Science combines research methods training with in-depth study of the subject as a whole. It will allow you to gain hands-on experience of key research methods including eye-tracking, EEG, and other experimental techniques used for working with children.You will attain an in-depth understanding of human development and also develop the skills needed to prepare research proposals and undertake your own original research, analysis and synthesis. In addition you will acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication, and in the analysis of complex data sets.One of our programme's key strengths is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods first hand. This includes a research placement, tailored to the specific skills you need to further your research goals.The programme's core modules will give you a solid grounding in the subject's key areas. Optional modules can be chosen according to your specific interests.The course builds to a substantial piece of Master's research, undertaken with the supervision of active researchers in the field. Before applying, we encourage you to contact our academics to discuss the topics you're interested in researching.DisclaimerCourse details are subject to change.


Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree, at classification 2.1 or equivalent, in psychology or a relevant discipline. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in one of the listed countries.

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IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)

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International students

Annually, there are some 3,500 students come to the university from outside the UK to study the various courses on offer. In addition to their full studies, there are a number of programs available through the Collaborative International Programmes Office. Through the website, there is also country specific information for students to help them understand everything from entry requirements to information about study fairs and scholarships. There is also practical advice for students about living and studying in the UK. There are over 200 societies and clubs available for students outside the classroom. These range from playing football to taking part in the student newspaper or TV station. Most of these are operated through the Student Union, which also operates a number of entertainment venues including a club and bar. The student union also provides services such as an advice centre. It also runs The Waterfront venue just off campus that has seen acts including U2, Coldplay, Iron maiden and Dizzee Rascal performing there. As well as sports and arts clubs there are also volunteering opportunities for students to get involved with the larger community. There is a notable annual event, the UEA Literary Festival, held each year since 1991. It has featured a number of notable speakers including Stephen Fry, PD James, Terry Pratchett and Peter Ustinov and includes film screenings and political discussions in addition to the talks.

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