PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate) Clinical Neuropsychology Practice

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Faculty Faculty of Science
Awards available PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate)
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Selected duration of study will partly depend on the clinician's level of cases eligible for the practice dimension of the QiCN.
Start date January 2018
September 2018
January 2019

Programme overview

This certificate delivers the practice dimension of the British Psychological Society Division of Neuropsychology, providing a gateway to entry on to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists, as equivalent to the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN). It offers support towards submission of your QiCN case portfolio, discussion of case formats, help in managing supervisions, discussion of patient cases and tailored support to meet specific needs and requirements. The degree is open to those who hold both a DClinPsych (or BPS-recognised equivalent) and the BPS QiCN knowledge dimension, and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Please note that the certificate provides support to either the paediatric or adult practice dimension. Applicants wishing to take the paediatric version must possess the paediatric knowledge dimension.

Fees for 2018/19

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
Overseas: full-time
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

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 2018/19

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

Programme structure

The structure is determined by the requirements of the QiCN practice dimension: submitting six clinical cases, along with a case log and supervision log, as specified by BPS regulations.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology Practice.

Entry requirements

A clinical doctorate (DClinPsych) plus an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in psychology or similar. You must also be registered as a clinical psychologist with the Health and Care 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. Applicants must also hold the BPS-accredited QiCN knowledge dimension (adult or paediatric).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

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

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement


The QiCN practice dimension is the final professional step towards being considered for membership of the UK Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

How to apply
Application deadline:

20 November 2017 for entry in January 2018
20 August 2018 for entry in September 2018
20 November 2018 for entry in January 2019

International students

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Get in touch

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

Fiona Tonagh Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8452 Email:

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