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PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Clinical Neuropsychology

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Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences
Awards available PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date September 2020
January 2021

Programme overview

This diploma is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Neuropsychology and delivers the adult knowledge component of the competency requirements for advanced training in clinical neuropsychology. This represents the first step in gaining eligibility to join the UK Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SPCN).

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.

Please see the Neuropsychology programme web page for more information.

Fees for 2020/21

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£8,900
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£4,450
Overseas: full-time
£17,300
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£10,400

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

This diploma consists of six units (total of 120 credits). Four of the units are taught via lectures (total of 100 credits). A further unit (10 credits) focuses on a range of clinical case reports; you must 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 providing a critical summary of a particular paper.

All lectures 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 one-week teaching blocks that are spread throughout the course. You will attend for two weeks' teaching a 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 clinical doctorate in psychology (DClinPsy) and be registered 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 degree provides professional training in clinical neuropsychology. It also provides continuing professional development to anyone already working in a clinical setting who is seeking specialist training to work with patients with neuropsychological defects.

How to apply
Application deadline:

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

Open days and visits

Find out more about opportunities to visit Bristol.

Register to attend our postgraduate open day, 20 November 2019.

Get in touch

Charlotte Powell 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 http://www.bristol.ac.uk/psychology

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