MSc Clinical Neuropsychology

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Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date September 2019

Programme overview

This course is an expansion of our Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology that conforms to the British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation standards for training in clinical neuropsychology and provides the knowledge component of the competency requirements. As this is the first year we are offering the MSc, the course is awaiting BPS accreditation. The MSc intends to deliver teaching that provides both the adult knowledge and practice competencies required for entry on to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust has delivered professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology. By partnering with a large and well-established clinical neuropsychology department within North Bristol NHS Trust, this course provides both clinical expertise and academic excellence. Around 80 per cent of the taught content is delivered by NHS clinicians, and you will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies as well as focusing on principles of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Alongside teaching of the Knowledge competencies, this MSc provides support as you develop your practical experience and competencies in clinical neuropsychology. Your clinical practice must be undertaken within your paid employment and you must secure appropriate supervision for your work when enrolled on the course. However, we offer additional support towards developing your case portfolio, discussion of case formats and patient cases, and help in managing supervisions. This support is provided by clinicians with experience of conducting QiCN portfolio vivas.

Please see the School of Psychological Science website for more information

Fees for 2019/20

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£10,700
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£5,350
Overseas: full-time
£20,800
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£13,850

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 2019/20

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

Programme structure

The MSc consists of six units (120 credits) and a 60-credit ‘Clinical Practice Dissertation’ that delivers the equivalent to the QiCN portfolio requirements.

For the taught content, four of the six units are taught via lectures (total of 100 credits). A further unit (10 credits) exposes candidates to a range of clinical case reports and each candidate must select one of their own cases in order to submit an assessed case report (3000 words) and deliver a presentation of that case. In the sixth unit (10 credits), candidates are asked to explore important peer-reviewed papers and engage in critical discussion. Each critical discussion will be preceded by a candidate presentation which provides a critical summary of a particular paper.

All lectures for the taught units are streamed live on the internet and recorded for you to replay at any point. You are required to attend Bristol for four one-week teaching weeks that are spread across the duration of the course (two weeks a year if taken part-time) and for examinations. Otherwise, weekly lectures are delivered online meaning you can take the course from home (or work).

Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology

Entry requirements

You must have a clinical doctorate in psychology (DClinPsy) and 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 (and may also require consultation with and agreement from the BPS).

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

Careers

This programme is for those who wish to gain and demonstrate the UK’s highest level of competence in professional clinical neuropsychology. It is the intention of this programme to confer eligibility to join the UK Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

How to apply
Application deadline:

20 November 2018 (for January 2019 start)
20 August 2019 (for September 2019 start)
20 November 2019 (for January 2020 start)

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa 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

  • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience:
  • 43% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 37% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 18% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

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

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

School of Psychological Science
University of Bristol
12a, Priory Road
Bristol, BS8 1TU
United Kingdom http://www.bristol.ac.uk/psychology

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