PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Clinical Neuropsychology

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Faculty Faculty of Science
Awards available PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Open to international students Yes

A Tier 4 student visa cannot be issued for part-time study. 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 January 2017, September 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 North Bristol NHS Trust, a regional neurosciences hospital which has an international reputation for excellence in neuroscience.

The programme places a strong focus on patient care, diagnosis and management of a range of neurological conditions, and is delivered by academics and experienced clinicians. Neuropsychology services are offered to a broad range of patient groups: 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.

All lectures are broadcast live online using Adobe Connect and can be viewed at a later date. Some units are provided in a block format of teaching (ie one unit over a single week), while others are delivered on a weekly basis.

Fees for 2017/18

Full time fees

UK
£8,200
Overseas (non-EU)
£16,000

Part time fees

UK
£4,100

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2017/18

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, which are taught within the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust.

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. 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.

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.

Careers

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). It also provides continuing professional development to anyone already working in a clinical setting who is seeking specialist training to work with patients with neuropsychological defects.

How to apply
Application deadline:

20 December 2016 for January 2017 intake

20 August 2017 for September 2017 intake

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.

Joyce

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

Charlotte Powell Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8452 Email: psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

School of Experimental Psychology
University of Bristol
12a, Priory Road
Bristol, BS8 1TU http://www.bristol.ac.uk/expsych

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