Are you curious about how psychological and biological factors, such as genetics and biochemistry, play a role in cognitive development? Do you want to investigate which factors contribute to the development of disorders such as autism or dyslexia? Are you interested in learning how to measure brain processes and use various diagnostic tools? Then the master’s specialisation in Developmental Psychology could be right for you. You’ll study the most recent developmental theories and research findings. And you’ll learn to apply various diagnostic and research tools in the clinical field and developmental research. This will make you well-prepared to work as a psychologist or researcher in mental health or educational institutions.
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- the cognitive-biological orientation of this programme is unique in Europe
- you’ll learn developmental theories & practical applications for diagnostic & research tools
- 1-year, full-time master's, taught in English
- programme with open admission, starts in September
- weekly: 6-8 hrs classes/practicals, 2-4 hrs lectures, 25 hrs independent study
- you’ll get an MSc in Psychology
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