Diploma Applied Neuropsychology

Overview

The taught content of the diploma is identical to the taught content we deliver when providing professional training to Clinical Psychologists pursuing entrance to the Special Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. The course therefore covers core content dictated by the British Psychological Society and delivers an authentic reflection of clinical practices and issues. You will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies as well as focusing on principles of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Around 80% of our taught content is delivered by clinicians from the National Health Service and we teach a large range of clinical skills which will support those who wish to have a career working with patients or conducting patient research in Neuropsychology. In addition, the course provides teaching from allied medical professions in order to demonstrate the role that Neuropsychology plays within wider healthcare systems and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. This practical insight is coupled with study of the techniques, tests and theory that inform clinical practice so that our students are able to question and evaluate evidence-based practice.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (e.g. neuroscience or clinical psychology). Previous professional experience or qualifications can also be put forward for consideration as equivalent to the academic entry requirements given above. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we welcome enquiries about the suitability of any particular degree prior to full application.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet Profile level C
Further information about 
English language requirements and profile levels.

Online lectures

Lectures should be attended in person but they are all recorded for you to replay at any point. 

Part-time study

This diploma can be taken full-time as a one year course or part-time over two years. Please note that there are two entry points for the programme each year: September and January.

Course structure, units and assessment

The diploma consists of six taught units (total of 120 credits).  A brief overview to each unit and its assessment requirements can be found in the dropdown list below, but please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the unit content.

Fees

Please see our prospectus for the latest information regarding fees.

Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships that are available for postgraduate study at Bristol, and these include UK, EU and international students. More information about scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol's funding web page, and there is also information specific to each country. The Student Funding Office has further information about funding postgraduate study.

Workload

Full-time

Full-time study is associated with four teaching weeks in one year and two 2-hour lectures per week during term-time. Two teaching weeks occur between September & the end of December and the other two teaching weeks occur between January and the end of April.

Exam occur twice a year in the January assessment period and the Summer assessment period. See the key dates of the University website for details.

Part-time

Part-time study is associated with two teaching weeks in one year and one 2-hour lecture (available to watch online) per week during term-time. Each year, one teaching week will occur between September & the end of December and the other teaching week will occur between January and the end of April.

Exam occur twice a year in the January assessment period and the Summer assessment period. See the key dates of the University website for details.

Careers

This diploma delivers core skills and knowledge related to the theory and practice of Clinical Neuropsychology. As such, it will support those with aspirations for further clinical training, such as Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, or a career in clinical research. Our programmes also deliver training which will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments – especially those with a focus on Clinical Neuropsychology and can also assist those wishing to obtain research assistant posts with a clinical focus.

This programme also provides continuing professional development to anyone who is already working in a clinical setting and is seeking specialist training to work with patients who have neuropsychological deficits.

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