Diploma Clinical Neuropsychology


The diploma is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Neuropsychology and delivers the adult knowledge component of the competency requirements for advanced training in Clinical Neuropsychology. This represents the first step in gaining eligibility to join the UK Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. The programme places a strong focus on patient care, and the diagnosis and management of a range of neurological conditions, and it is delivered by experienced clinicians and academics.

Entry requirements

The Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology requires you to have a UK Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or international equivalent recognised by the BPS) and registration as a clinical psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Online lectures

All lectures are streamed live on the internet and recorded for you to replay at any point. Candidates are required to attend Bristol for four one-week teaching weeks (Monday-Thursday) that are spread across the duration of the course (two weeks a year if taken part-time). Otherwise, weekly lectures are delivered online and candidates can take the course from home (or work). Lectures during teaching weeks are recorded and made available to replay, but candidates are expected to attend in person. Exams are also taken at the University of Bristol with exam periods occurring 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 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

This Diploma consists of six 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.


Please see our prospectus for the latest information regarding fees.


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.



Full-time study is associated with four teaching weeks in one year and two 2-hour lectures (available to watch online) 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.


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.

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