Research course

Cognitive Development and Learning

University of Nottingham · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a related subject relevant to the chosen research area.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Research into theory of mind, autism, learning and tutoring, extending into interdisciplinary and strategic research relevant to education and abnormal development. The group investigates how visual representations and teaching strategies influence the psychological processes that underlie learning. They are also exploring the boundaries of heightened visuo-spatial abilities in autism, and relating these to aspects of size and shape constancy, which have been found to be disrupted in autism.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

International applicants will need to provide evidence to the University that they have adequate means of support. If you would like more information concerning visas, funding etc please contact the University's International Office. English requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Psychology web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 846 7238