This is a unique two-year UCL international Masters programme, with the first year based at University College London and the second year based at Yale University, New Haven in the USA.

Typically 10 students are accepted each year. The focus of this programme is on understanding the emergence of developmental psychopathology from multiple perspectives, drawing on neurobiological, cognitive, developmental, clinical and psychoanalytic perspectives. A substantial research project is completed in the second year at Yale. As an MRes, this Master’s programme provides an excellent framework to advance students' research skills, important for those planning a future PhD or Clinical Doctorate. 

Career Prospects

Typically, students are motivated to pursue a research career (for example, working as a Research Fellow, undertaking a PhD) or pursuing a clinical career (for example, applying for a Clinical Psychology Doctorate, Child Psychotherapy training or medical degree).

Over half of students typically progress to further their research skills, either as research assistants or to PhD programmes. The remainder either pursue further clinical training or work. A minority decide to pursue a career outside of psychology.

Further Information

For more information about the programme, including content, structure and fees or to make an application, please visit the UCL website.

You can also view our programme brochure by clicking here.


We will be hosting an open evening at the Anna Freud Centre on Tuesday 17th January 2023. Please click here for more details.


For all enquiries related to this programme, please contact the Programme Officer.


'I made the decision to undertake a degree in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology because I wanted to be at the forefront of a new field that has the potential to link knowledge about the brain with our understanding of the mind. So far my decision has proved to be an extremely rewarding one, and I am confident it will continue to challenge me both intellectually and academically.' Justin, former student

'The course offers a challenging and fascinating journey through multiple disciplines and their points of intersection. The two year programme has given me practical research experience in two leading research institutions.' Jo, former student

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