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C8K009 Developmental Psychopathology MSc Postgraduate Taught 2012


UCAS code C8K009
Degree MSc
Mode of study Part Time + Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 2012-10-01
Location Durham City
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Telephone +44 (0)191 334 3270

Course Content


The aim of the MSc Developmental Psychopathology is to provide advanced research training for students interested in pursuing careers in the field of research, child development and child health. The subject-specific and generic training provided by the course enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required of a professional working in research in clinical, child health or other fields.

Research training forms a key focus of the MSc programme. In addition to providing training in basic research, the course aims to integrate perspectives from research with clinical and educational perspectives in practice. This distinctive emphasis is reflected in the learning outcomes, structure and assessment of this course.

Course Structure

Teaching is generally organised into a number of 10 week course units involving 2 to 3 hours of lectures, seminars and practicals per week.  Each 10 week unit is assessed by means of one formative assignment and one summative assessment.  The summative assessment counts towards the final degree.  For the programme as a whole, this assessment is divided in roughly equal proportions between examinations (33.3%), written assignments (33.3%) and dissertation (33.3%).

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Core Modules

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Teaching and assessment details

Coursework, examinations (May/June), dissertation (September).

Admissions Process

Subjects required, level and grade

2:1 in Psychology or Psychology related subject (or equivalent).

English Language Requirements

IELTS of 7.0 or above in all components (with no component under 6.5) or equivalent..

English Language requirements


Requirements and Admissions

You can apply to our postgraduate programmes via our online application process.

Fees and Funding

Fees have not been set for this academic year.


• MA in Research Methods

ESRC North East Doctoral Training Centre 1+3 Studentships.
The University also has a range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students.

To find out what support you could be eligible to receive see our online funding database.

Career Opportunities


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Open days and visits

Campus tours

Are you interested in studying at Durham University? Then why not come along to one of our Campus Tours? They run regularly at Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton on Wednesday afternoons. For further information, please click here.

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Department Information



In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of our research was recognised as of international quality and 60% as internationally excellent or world-leading (3* and 4*).

The Department has particular research strengths in developmental psychology and psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience and vision, evolutionary psychology and emotion, social cognition and forensic psychology. There are weekly research seminars in addition to meetings organised by members of the Centre for Vision & Visual Cognition. There is also an active social side to the Department, with daily coffee meetings and term-time social events.

In Durham City the Department is based in an attractive purpose-built building which won a Civic Trust design award. It is part of the University's Mountjoy complex, on the Science Laboratories Site, within easy reach of the University Library. At Queen's Campus, Stockton, the Department occupies part of the riverside development and is actively involved in research carried out at the Wolfson Research Institute.


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