Taught course

Cognitive Development and Disorders MSc

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in psychology or a discipline containing a substantial amount of psychology and research methods training. In addition, successful applicants will normally have at least a UK upper second class grade or equivalent in research methods-related modules taken as part of their undergraduate degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course combines psychological theory and application to the study of cognitive functioning, its development through childhood and ageing, and its deficits encountered across disordered populations.

While studying with us, you'll draw on theory from multiple perspectives including cognitive, clinical, health, educational, biological, and social psychology, along with neuropsychology, neuroscience, and gerontology.

This course will:

  • improve your psychological understanding of cognitive development and its disorders

  • demonstrate how this understanding informs the development and application of new real-world techniques for improving the assessment of cognitive functioning

  • develop your understanding of the diagnosis of deficits, delivery of support and intervention, training in education, gerontology and clinical implications

  • provide an advanced understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods

On this course, you'll be taught and supervised by subject experts at the forefront of current research; actively publishing in their areas of expertise.

This gives you the opportunity to learn from those currently working with the NHS, industry, and charities to improve educational, developmental, clinical, and health outcomes.

We offer high quality research-led teaching and you’ll be actively encouraged to engage in ongoing research. Much of this research is collaborative with government departments, research councils, the NHS and industry.

We offer a lively learning environment with modern facilities for teaching and research, which aims to produce graduates equipped with current knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to different populations.

Course content

The course offers a unique combination of advanced training in research methods and systematic reviewing.

Modules are designed to explore research-led applied perspectives in development, ageing, and neuropsychology.

While studying your masters, you’ll also have the opportunity to carry out a substantial research project, closely supervised by experts in the field. This project will not only develop your research skills to an advanced level, but also allow you to focus on your own area of interest.

Information for international students

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,250 (total)
International students
£25,750 (total)

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.


Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
School of Psychology Taught Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
psyc-admissions@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
0113 343 7200