MSc Applied NeuropsychologyFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Life Sciences|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Start date||September 2020|
Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust has delivered educational courses and professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology.
The taught content of the MSc is identical to the taught content we provide when training clinical psychologists pursuing entry to the Special Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. The course therefore covers core content dictated by the British Psychological Society and delivers an authentic reflection of clinical practices and issues. You will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies, as well as focusing on principles of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.
Around 80 per cent of our taught content is delivered by clinicians from the National Health Service, and you will also receive regular, structured tutorials with clinicians that allow you to discuss different aspects of clinical practice and gain insight into patient pathways and evidence-based formulation. The course will deepen your knowledge and experience of clinical neuropsychology and help prepare you for professional positions (eg assistant psychologist) or further clinical training (eg Doctorate in Clinical Psychology).
You will have the opportunity to undertake independent research through your dissertation. There are some opportunities to conduct your research project with clinicians working in the NHS.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 20120/21 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 2020/21
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The degree consists of six units (total of 120 credits) and a 60-credit dissertation. Four of the six units are taught via lectures (total of 100 credits). A further unit (10 credits) is centred on a range of clinical case reports; you will be allocated a case for further analysis, leading to an assessed 3,000-word case report and a presentation. In the sixth unit (10 credits), you will explore important peer-reviewed papers and engage in critical discussion. Each critical discussion will be preceded by a student presentation giving a critical summary of a particular paper.
All lectures must be attended in person, but they are also recorded for you to replay at any point.
Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (eg neuroscience or clinical psychology). 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 we welcome enquiries about the suitability of any particular degree prior to full application.
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 degree delivers core skills and knowledge related to the theory and practice of clinical neuropsychology. It will support those who aspire to further clinical training, such as clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology, or a career in clinical research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments – especially those that focus on clinical neuropsychology. They can also assist anyone aiming for a research assistant post with a clinical focus.
This programme provides continuing professional development to students already working in a clinical setting who are seeking specialist training to work with patients who have neuropsychological deficits.
31 July 2020. Early application recommended as places may fill before the deadline.
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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.