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Cognitive Development and Disorders MSc

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

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.

Learning and teaching

The course incorporates a range of teaching methods including workshops, presentations, problem solving approaches and small group discussions alongside traditional lecture and seminar formats.

We expect our students to spend the remainder of their study time in independent learning, guided by reading lists and assessments.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

Innovative forms of assessment such as online group work, short reports, individual and group presentations and case studies sit alongside exams and essays to develop your skills.

Career opportunities

This course was designed to be versatile and opens up a range of career paths for our graduates.

It is highly suitable for students wishing to pursue a research-oriented path, as the MSc course forms a sound basis for further PhD study.

The wide coverage of cognition and its development in healthy and clinical groups supports paths into careers including clinical and educational psychology.

Application deadline

01 May 2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 24,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    158 73%

    18th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    60th

    24

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