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OPEN EVENING: Wednesday 18th January 2012 (please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place) This unique, international programme (formally known as Psychodynamic Developmental Neuroscience) equips students with an understanding of neuroscience research, a sound grasp of psychoanalytic theory and multiple perspectives on developmental disorders such as autism, depression, anxiety and conduct disorder. The first year is based at UCL and the second year at Yale, New Haven in the USA. What and how will I learn? The programme provides an introduction to a broad range of perspectives on developmental psychopathology, including psychoanalytic theory, neuroscience and cognitive theory. Students are equipped with knowledge and understanding of both neuroscientific and psychodynamic concepts and the ability to design research approaches using a range of neuroimaging and psychological techniques. Degree Structure This two year MSc has a total value of 300 credits. 165 credits of taught courses are taken in Year One and 135 in Year Two. The research dissertation is also undertaken in Year Two. The programme consists of thirteen core courses (200 credits) and a research dissertation (100 credits). Core Modules CORE COURSES INCLUDE: Foundations of Psychoanalytic Thought Development Psychopathology Introduction to Developmental Science Neuroimaging and Clinical Applications Affective Neuroscience Research Methods Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Child Development Dissertationreport All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 - 17,000 words. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details: Course Prospectus http:www.annafreud.orgdatafilesPG_studiesDNP_brochure_2012-13.pdf Anna Freud Centre Website http:www.annafreud.orgindex.php UCL website http:www.ucl.ac.uklifesciences-facultydegree-programmespsychodynamic-developmental-neuroscience The programme is delivered through lectures, research classes, tutorials, seminars, and computer-based practical classes. Assessment is through two essays, statistical assignments, submission of a literature review and unseen examination at the end of the first year. In the second year assessment will be by research dissertation, essay and unseen examination. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The programme is based at the Anna Freud Centre in London, a world-renowned centre for research, training and clinical practice in the field of child mental health.http:www.annafreud.orgindex.php Our work attracts staff and students from around the world. Together they create an outstanding and vibrant environment, taking advantage of cutting-edge resources such as a behavioural neuroscience laboratory, a centre for brain imaging, and extensive laboratories for research in speech and language, perception, and cognition. Opportunities for graduate students to work with world-renowned researchers exist in all areas of investigation, from basic processes to applied research. The division offers a supportive environment including numerous specialist seminars, workshops, and guest lectures. Your future career Typically, students are interested in pursuing a research career (for example, working as a research fellow, undertaking a PhD) or pursuing a clinical career (for example, applying for Clinical Psychology or Child Psychotherapy training). This is a new programme and as such there are limited statistics on career progression of graduates. At this time approximately half of students progress to further research, either as research assistants or to PhD programmes. The remainder either pursue further clinical training or work. A minority decide to pursue a career outside psychology. Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Typically, students are interested in pursuing a research career (for example, working as
OPEN EVENING: Wednesday 18th January 2012 (please email email@example.com to book a place) This unique, international programme (formally known as Psychodynamic Developmental Neuroscience) equips students with an understanding of neuroscience research, a sound grasp of psychoanalytic theory and multiple perspectives on developmental disorders such as autism, depression, anxiety and conduct disorder. The first year is based at UCL and the second year at Yale, New Haven in the USA. ...