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 2020

Programme overview

Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust has delivered professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology.

The MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Neuropsychology and delivers teaching and support that provides both the knowledge and practice competencies required for entry on to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN).

Knowledge competencies are delivered through teaching and around 80 per cent of this taught content is delivered by clinicians practicing in the NHS. You will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies as well as focusing on principles of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Alongside taught content relating to the adult knowledge competencies, this MSc also provides support for you to develop your practical experience and competencies in clinical neuropsychology. In order to acquire relevant clinical experience, it is your responsibility to secure paid employment within a neuropsychology service during your enrolment on the MSc. 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 SRCN. This support includes discussion of case formats and patient cases and help in managing supervisions. It is provided by clinicians with experience of conducting portfolio vivas for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).

Please see the Neuropsychology programme web page for more information.

Fees for 2020/21

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£11,800
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£5,900
Overseas: full-time
£20,800
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£14,400

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 2020/21

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) focuses on a range of clinical case reports and you will select one of your own cases in order to submit an assessed case report (3000 words) and deliver 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 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 examinations and for four week-long periods of teaching, spread through the duration of the course. You will attend for two weeks' teaching each year if you are studying part-time. 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.

Entry requirements

You must have a UK Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or international equivalent recognised by the BPS) and registration as a clinical psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

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 designed for anyone who wants to gain and demonstrate the UK’s highest level of competence in professional clinical neuropsychology. The MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Neuropsychology and successful completion provides both the knowledge and practice competencies required for entry on to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN).

How to apply
Application deadline:

20 August 2020

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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.

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

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