PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate) Clinical Neuropsychology Practice

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Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences
Awards available PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate)
Programme length One year full-time;
Two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Selected duration of study will partly depend on the clinician's ability/decision to back date clinical experience (the maximum period of backdating is 12 months FTE)
Start date January 2021
September 2021
January 2022

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.

This certificate is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Neuropsychology and will support you in developing the practice competencies required for entry on to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN). It is for applicants pursuing 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 SRCN. This support includes feedback on two written case reports and a practice viva experience. This support is provided by clinicians with experience of conducting portfolio vivas for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).

Please see the Neuropsychology programme webpage for more information.

Fees for 2021/22

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:

UK: full-time
UK: part-time (two years)
Overseas (including EU): 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.

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 2021/22

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

Programme structure

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. 

Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology Practice.

Entry requirements

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. You must also demonstrate that you have completed, or are undertaking, 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 likewise the paediatric knowledge dimension 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:
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


This certificate provides professional training in clinical neuropsychology. The certificate is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Neuropsychology and supports you in developing the practice competencies required for entry on to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN).

Application deadline: 23 July 2021 for UK applicants and 29 July 2021 for International applicants.

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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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