Psychology

MSc DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE (PART TIME)

Key details 

MSC DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE (PART TIME)

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll primarily be assessed through coursework, including critical reviews, research proposals and a research project. 

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Assessment for Year 2

You can complete this programme in one year of full-time study, or over two years part-time. You’ll take two compulsory modules, complete a dissertation and choose two out of three optional modules. 

In the first year, you'll study Developmental Science Theory and Methods in the Autumn semester, and one of the three optional modules provided in the Spring. We also advise you to get in touch with your dissertation supervisor to initiate the planning of your project that you will complete in year 2. 

Developmental Science 

You’ll study various topics in cognitive neuroscience and early learning, in typical and atypical development. You’ll also consider the challenges of working with a wide age range of participants, and the impact this has on research. As part of your research project, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on skills in research methods used for working with children, either in our state-of-the-art Developmental Labs or in schools. 

Optional modules 

You will choose optional modules to complement your studies and areas of interests. Exact modules offered will vary each year but usually include both quantitative and qualitative research options as well as Research placement and professional skills. 

Research placement and professional skills 

This optional module brings together our expert researchers and research organisations, along with our Careers Service, so that you gain both advanced practice knowledge and the skills you’ll need to increase your employability. In particular, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and valuable contacts by undertaking a placement in an external setting. Your module leader will help and guide you in your search for a suitable placement organisation. The type of placement is flexible (previous placements saw students spend time in another research lab or doing applied research at the Castle museum), as long as you’re able to demonstrate that you’ll be utilising your research skills. 

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YEAR 1

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll primarily be assessed through coursework, including critical reviews, research proposals and a research project. 

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Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

YEAR 2

Assessment for Year 2

You can complete this programme in one year of full-time study, or over two years part-time. You’ll take two compulsory modules, complete a dissertation and choose two out of three optional modules. 

In the first year, you'll study Developmental Science Theory and Methods in the Autumn semester, and one of the three optional modules provided in the Spring. We also advise you to get in touch with your dissertation supervisor to initiate the planning of your project that you will complete in year 2. 

Developmental Science 

You’ll study various topics in cognitive neuroscience and early learning, in typical and atypical development. You’ll also consider the challenges of working with a wide age range of participants, and the impact this has on research. As part of your research project, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on skills in research methods used for working with children, either in our state-of-the-art Developmental Labs or in schools. 

Optional modules 

You will choose optional modules to complement your studies and areas of interests. Exact modules offered will vary each year but usually include both quantitative and qualitative research options as well as Research placement and professional skills. 

Research placement and professional skills 

This optional module brings together our expert researchers and research organisations, along with our Careers Service, so that you gain both advanced practice knowledge and the skills you’ll need to increase your employability. In particular, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and valuable contacts by undertaking a placement in an external setting. Your module leader will help and guide you in your search for a suitable placement organisation. The type of placement is flexible (previous placements saw students spend time in another research lab or doing applied research at the Castle museum), as long as you’re able to demonstrate that you’ll be utilising your research skills. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Psychology or relevant discipline

Additional entry requirements

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must specify a dissertation topic that would form part of their study on their online application. They must also name a possible supervisor here at UEA. Please see the list of staff and their research interests.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in each component)

  • PTE (Pearson): 76 (minimum 67 in each component)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 6884686

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are: 

  • UK Students: £7,850 (full time) 

  • International Students: £19,800 (full time)

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 6884686

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 6884686
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2
Combining research methodology training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the field, our Developmental Science Master’s programme will give you real, nuanced insight into developmental science.  On the MSc Developmental Science, you’ll advance your skills in one of current psychology’s fastest-moving and most fundamental areas. A tailored research placement will see you gain and further hone your research skills. 
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