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Infancy and Early Childhood Development MSc

UCL (University College London)

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme explores the main theories, methods and research findings relating to infants and young children from a variety of perspectives, including psychology, education, and health, and also includes approaches to assessment and intervention. You will learn about the development of infants and young children (from in utero life to five years of age) the perspective of a range of disciplines, including psychology, education, medical, health and social-related perspectives. You will learn about the impact of typical and atypical development; maternal/primary caregiver and broader environmental factors; and settings including nurseries and other informal learning settings. You will also explore the importance of early social skills and specific childhood disorders and medical conditions. You will be exposed to age-specific tools for evaluating typical and atypical development, and to intervention methods appropriate for certain neurodevelopmental disorders. There will be optional modules to allow specialisation within the areas of psychology, education and health, and you will undertake a research project under supervision.

Careers

You will gain skills and knowledge relevant to PhD-level study; a career in early childhood development research; or roles within the medical/educational professions working with infants and young children.

Employability

During the programme, you will acquire a solid knowledge and theoretical base of child development, environmental influences, medical and educational aspects within the prenatal to five-year period. You will meet and have opportunity to network with professionals from diverse fields including paediatricians, neurologists, psychologists, health visitors, play specialists and early-years educators. You will be exposed to a range of evaluation and treatment/intervention approaches and acquire research method, analysis and communication skills, including those for communicating research to the general public.

Optional qualifications

This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

Application deadline

30/07/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 28,500per year

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

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 81 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    127 64%

    27th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    70th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    68th

    11

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