PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Clinical Neuropsychology

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Faculty Faculty of Science
Awards available PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)
Programme length Two years part-time
Part-time study available Yes
Open to international students Yes

A Tier 4 student visa cannot be issued for this programme. Our International Student Advice Team can provide information and guidance on whether you are required to obtain a visa to study with us.

Number of places 30
Start date September 2016, January 2017

Programme overview

This programme combines the academic excellence of the School of Experimental Psychology with the clinical experience, knowledge and skill of a large and well established Clinical Neuropsychology Department within Frenchay Hospital (North Bristol Trust), a Regional Neurosciences Hospital which has an international reputation for excellence in neuroscience.

The programme has a strong focus on patient care, diagnosis, and management of a range of neurological conditions, and is delivered by academics and experienced clinicians. Clinicians based in the Clinical Neuropsychology Department offer neuropsychology services to a broad range of patient groups: both paediatric and adult; acute inpatient and outpatient; patients seen primarily for diagnostic assessment and patients seen for rehabilitation.

Services are offered to patients being referred from neurosurgery, neurology, neuropsychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine as well as from physicians within the Stroke Services. Clinical services are also offered to specialist programmes of interventional neurosurgery, principally for epilepsy and movement disorders but also more recently for mood disorders. As well as working within the acute hospital trust, the department provides input to specialist inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury.

Many of the programme units are provided in a block format (over a single week), designed for people with major personal and professional commitments. All lectures are also broadcast online, and can be downloaded, so can be viewed without travelling to Bristol.

Fees for 2016/17

Full time fees


Part time fees


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2016/17

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

The Programme content is primarily guided by the British Psychological Society(BPS) syllabus and guidelines for training in clinical neuropsychology. The Diploma includes eight distinct units, each of which supply credit points leading to a total 120 credits. Units are taught within the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT).

Core Units:

Functional Neuroanatomy, Neuroscience Methods and Issues in Neuropsychology (30 credits)


  • Part A: Issues in Neuropsychology;



  • Part B: Functional Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience Methods.


Applied Clinical Neuropsychology and Principles of Assessment  (30 credits)


  • Part A: Assessment in Clinical Neuropsychology;



  • Part B: Applied Neuropsychology.


Development, Rehabilitation and Evidence-based Neuropsychology and Principles of Clinical Statistics (30 credits)


  • Part A: Development and Rehabilitation;



  • Part B: Evidence-Based Neuropsychology.


Theoretical and Clinical Neuropsychology (30 credits)


  • Part A: Clinical Neuropsychology in Practice;



  • Part B: Theoretical Neuropsychology.


Entry requirements

A clinical doctorate (DClin) plus an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in psychology (or similar). You must also be registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.


This degree provides professional training in clinical neuropsychology and meets the British Psychological Society requirements for the knowledge dimension of the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).

How to apply
Application deadline:

20th August 2016 for September 2016 intake

20th December 2016 for January 2017 intake

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

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Get in touch

Charlotte Powell Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8452 Email:

School of Experimental Psychology
University of Bristol
12a, Priory Road
Bristol, BS8 1TU


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