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 2021
January 2022

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 (SRCN).

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 programme provides both clinical expertise and academic excellence. Around 80 per cent of the taught content is delivered by practising clinicians, and you will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies as well as focusing on principles of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

The programme is largely distance based (excluding exams and teaching weeks), and can be taken from home or work. Lectures are recorded and can be watched live or whenever is convenient. 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
£9,200
UK: part-time (two years)
£4,600
Overseas (including EU): full-time
£17,900
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£10,700

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

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 (ten credits) focuses on a clinical case report; you must select one of your own cases in order to submit an assessed case report (3,000 words) and deliver a presentation. In the sixth unit (ten 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 doctorate in clinical psychology (DClinPsy) and be registered as a  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: 31 July 2021 for International applicants. 19 August 2021 for UK applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline. As students from different regions tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some regions may close earlier in the year.

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Find out more about studying with us or request a prospectus.

Get in touch

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: School of Psychological Science

International students

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.

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