Taught course

Infancy and Early Childhood Development

UCL - University College London · Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in psychology, medicine or other health or education related topic 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 page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

This programme explores the main theories, methods and research findings relating to prenatal issues, infants and young children from a variety of perspectives, including psychology, education, and health. It includes approaches to assessment and intervention, typical and atypical development.

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health is a world leader in the delivery of paediatric healthcare, research and education, and this programme will also take advantage of collaboration with other expert departments within UCL, thereby providing unique opportunities to interface across disciplines. This programme aims to integrate psychological development, education, medical aspects and health and social context factors. Exposure to these topics will ensure you gain an understanding of the many variables relevant to early childhood development.

The degree is an academic qualification and should not be considered clinical training. However, it is considered a valuable addition to the professional portfolio of thoes already working in clinical settings or students who are planning to apply to clinical training courses.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


The programme will be delivered via lectures, seminars and web-based materials (e.g. reading, videos). Students will be evaluated by written work (essays, commentaries, research dissertation) and presentations.

Course contact details

020 7905 2747