PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate) Clinical Neuropsychology PracticeFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|Awards available||PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate)|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Selected duration of study will partly depend on the clinician's level of cases eligible for the practice dimension of the QiCN.
January 2019 (18/19 fees apply)
Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust has delivered professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology.
The certificate provides support in developing your clinical practice portfolio so that you can demonstrate competency to practice as a clinical neuropsychologist and gain entitlement to enter the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. As this is the first year we are offering this course, it is awaiting BPS accreditation. The certificate can support applicants pursuing a qualification in adult or paediatric neuropsychology.
In order to accrue relevant clinical experience, it is your responsibility to secure paid employment within a neuropsychology service during your enrolment on the certificate. It is also your responsibility to secure supervision for your work when enrolled on the course. However, we provide additional oversight and support towards developing your case portfolio and ensuring your clinical experience demonstrates the required competencies for entry to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. This support includes discussion of case formats and patient cases, and help in managing supervisions. This support is provided by clinicians with experience of conducting portfolio vivas for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).
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
- 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.
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.
The certificate consists of a 60-credit ‘Clinical Practice Dissertation’ that delivers the equivalent to the QiCN portfolio requirements. As such it requires the submission of six clinical cases, along with a case log and supervision log. Candidates who have not taken the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at Bristol must submit one of their six case studies through an additional 10-credit unit. This unit, termed ‘Case Study’, 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 (3,000 words) and deliver a presentation of that case. Candidates who have already taken this unit on the Bristol diploma may use their prior case study (taken on that same unit) to contribute to their case portfolio.
Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology Practice.
The certificate requires you to have a UK Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Educational Psychology (or international equivalent recognised by the BPS) and registration as a clinical or educational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Applicants must also have demonstrated the knowledge component of training competencies (either via QiCN or BPS accredited courses) relevant to the practice component they wish to undertake (adult or paediatric). The adult version of this certificate is only open to those who hold the adult knowledge dimension (and vice versa in the paediatric case).
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:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
This certificate provides professional training in clinical neuropsychology. It is the intention of this programme to confer eligibility to join the UK Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists.
20 November 2018 (for entry in January 2019)
20 August 2019 (for entry in September 2019)
20 November 2019 (for entry in January 2020)
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
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: email@example.com
Fiona Tonagh Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8452 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Psychological Science
University of Bristol
12a Priory Road
Bristol, BS8 1TU
United Kingdom http://www.bristol.ac.uk/psychology