Taught course

Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology

UCL - University College London · Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent 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. The English language level for this programme is: Good. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique two-year international programme is offered in collaboration with Yale University. There is a focus on developmental psychopathology drawing on neurobiological, cognitive, developmental, clinical and psychoanalytic perspectives. Students spend year one at UCL and year two at Yale where a wide range of supervised research opportunities are available.

The Division of Psychology and Language Sciences undertakes world-leading research and teaching in mind, behaviour, and language. The division has excellent links with other universities including Yale, providing unique research and networking opportunities for postgraduate students.

Our work attracts staff and students from around the world. Together they create an outstanding and vibrant environment, taking advantage of cutting-edge resources, including state-of-the art neuroimaging equipment.

The division offers an extremely supportive environment with opportunities to attend numerous specialist seminars, workshops, and guest lectures.

Full-time: 2 years;

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


The programme comprises lectures, research classes, tutorials, small-group seminars, and computer-based practical classes. Assessment is predominantly through essays, statistical assignments, a piece of science communication and unseen examinations. In the second year assessment will be based on the research portfolio - comprising a presentation and the dissertation. Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214