Psychology is an important subject because it relates to the whole range of human experience, from visual perception to complex social interations. It is the study of how people think, react and interact. Study psychology, development & developmental disorders at Royal Holloway and you'll focus on issues related to the study of typical and atypical child development, including the development of perceptual, cognitive and social skills in infancy and early childhood, and developmental disorders such as autism, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
We are one of the top psychology departments in the UK with excellent ratings for both research and teaching. Our research and teaching enhance one another, bringing students in touch with the frontiers of psychological knowledge. You'll contribute to our renowned research culture with a final year research project.
This three year course explores a broad range of key areas within psychology, specialising in the final year in the study of human developmental processes and how they may be disrupted. Post- and undergraduates may benefit from the department's advanced technology. This includes an on-site MRI scanner, systems for tracking precise body movements in very young children and adults, CCTV and video systems for discreet observation of behaviour and a dedicated baby lab for studying the development of infants.
You'll join a close and supportive learning community, which has earned consistently high satisfaction scores from our students in the annual National Student Survey (NSS). As part of small tutorial groups, you'll study within a progressive environment for which, the Department of Psychology has been awarded the Athena SWAN Silver Award for efforts to promote equality and women in science.
+ You will have the opportunity to specialise in developmental psychology and developmental disorders including autism, dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
+ You will study in a department ranked 6th in the UK for research (The Research Excellence Framework 2014)
+ You will gain a range of transferable skills to take into your future career
+ For those interested in continuing onto postgraduate study, as this programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, graduates have the opportunity to gain Graduate and/or Chartered Membership of the Society, and eligibility to apply to our MSc in Forensic Psychology.
Please refer to our website for information: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/2018/undergraduate/psychology/psychology-development-and-developmental-disorders.aspx
Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.
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Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
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Excellent accommodation, great psychological research and facilities, good teaching spaces, lecturers are nice and approachable, campus is beautiful and range of architecture makes the landscape interesting.
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