MSc Neuropsychology

Find a programme

This programme has been discontinued

Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Open to international students Yes
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

This programme provides an opportunity to specialise in theoretical and practical aspects of neuropsychology. It aims to provide an integrated understanding of brain function, clinical neuropsychology and neuropsychological research techniques. The emphasis of this course is on the theoretical basis of the link between brain and behaviour, and the basic research methods to study this link.

Clinical syndromes, assessment methods and considerations feature heavily in the MSc. However, students with a clear ambition to pursue a career in clinical psychology may consider the MSc in Applied Neuropsychology that is run by the School of Experimental Psychology in partnership with the Department of Neurosciences within North Bristol NHS Trust.

The MSc in Neuropsychology is particularly suited to students who want to boost their research skills, for example with a view to undertaking a PhD or pursuing a career in experimental psychology, neuroscience or related disciplines.

Fees for 2017/18

Full-time fees


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2017/18

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

Programme structure

Teaching Block One

  • Psychological Statistics and Research Tools
  • Generic Research Skills
  • Neuropsychological Approaches in Clinics and Research

Teaching Block Two

  • Neuropsychological Analysis Tools
  • Theory and Practice in Neuropsychological Research
  • One optional unit from:
    • Communicating Science
    • Selected units drawn from other Master's programmes



Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in psychology, or a degree or professional qualification in a relevant field (eg neurosciences).

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.


The MSc in Neuropsychology provides students with numerous skills that many employers recognise and need for their organisations. These include: design and use of research techniques; collection and analysis of data; critical analysis of literature; independent learning; teamwork skills; oral and written communication skills; IT skills; statistical and numerical analysis skills.

The solid research training we provide equips students with the skills and knowledge to pursue a research career in psychology or neuroscience more generally (eg PhD or research assistant posts). Many students pursue subject-related careers in the health service or education. Other students, however, choose to pursue less subject-specific career paths which call on the general skills acquired during the degree (eg market research, human resources, finance).

International students

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

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.


REF 2014 results

  • 43% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 37% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 18% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Mrs Charlotte Powell Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 0117 928 8452 Email:

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


Important disclaimer information about our programmes.

Edit this page