What will I learn?

This unique two-year international programme is offered in collaboration with Yale University. There is a focus on developmental psychopathology drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives, with a specific emphasis on neuroscience. Students spend year one in London, primarily based at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and year two in Yale. The programme provides students with an excellent foundation in developmental psychopathology and neuroscience, with a focus on: The emergence of childhood clinical disorders (e.g. autism, depression and PTSD); Multiple theoretical frameworks of disorder; Research practice, including science communication; The translational issues around research and psychological treatments.


Typically our students are interested in pursuing a research or clinical career. Of students who graduated within the last two years, 20% are now enrolled on PhD programmes; 40% are employed as research associates, 20% are undertaking further training and the remaining 20% are undertaking clinical work.


The two-year structure allows students to not only develop in-depth theoretical knowledge and research skills but also provides the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of research under the mentorship of a leading Yale academic and their research lab. A grounding in quantitative analysis and fMRI/EEG skills combined with a focus on clinical disorders during childhood make students particularly attractive as prospective PhD candidates and doctoral Clinical Psychology applicants. Students are encouraged to publish their research where possible.

Which department am I in?

Brain Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£27,700.00 (28,59,978) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

27 September 2021


UCL (University College London)

Gower Street,



WC1E 6BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelor's degree with a final CGPA of 3.3/4.0 for courses requiring Upper second-class (2:1) degree. For courses requiring Lower second-class (2:2) degree, they need to have a final CGPA of 3.0/4.0

For international students

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.