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University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences MSc in Developmental Science and Neurodiversity
University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

MSc in Developmental Science and Neurodiversity

Birmingham, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

31 Aug 2024

Sep 2024

GBP 10,530 *


* for UK full-time students / £24,750 for International full-time students


Change and diversity are essential characteristics of the cognition, behavior, and brains of children, adolescents, and adults. This MSc course will take neurodiversity as a framework for understanding development across the whole human lifespan and how development varies between people.

The course will provide a unique opportunity to gain advanced training in how to characterize diversity and development, and how to study them with the latest research designs and statistical methods.

Neurodiversity refers to variation in brain and cognitive functions including learning, attention, social ability, mood, and sleep. It provides a framework for understanding the factors that influence brain and behavior across the whole population and the whole lifespan; for understanding conditions such as autism and ADHD as a part of that variation; and for addressing the need for variation to be recognized, valued, understood, and accommodated.

You will have opportunities to interact with a wide range of researchers from the University of Birmingham's Centre for Developmental Science, practitioners, and people with lived experience of neurodivergence. Optional modules let you combine your interest in development and diversity with training in advanced data analysis, neuroscience methods, and mental health.

Why study this course?

The course is highly distinctive

Take neurodiversity as the central framework for understanding development and diversity.

Create your pathway

Combine optional modules on clinical psychology and developmental diversity, neuroscience, mental health, and advanced data analysis.

Address challenging questions

Review the perspective that neurodiversity offers on understanding differences between people, and implications for clinical practice, education, and the workplace.


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