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Psychology, Development and Developmental Disorders

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Psychology, Development and Developmental Disorders

BSc
  • UCAS code C805
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

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.

  • Specialise in your final year in the study of human developmental processes and how they may be disrupted.
  • Contribute to cutting-edge research with a final year research project.
  • Learn with internationally recognised experts in their fields.
  • Dedicated baby lab for studying the development of infants.
90%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

Top 20

UK Psychology department

Source: Guardian University Guide

93%

of Psychology graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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