MSc Clinical NeuropsychologyFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Life Sciences|
One year full-time;
Two years part-time;
Three years part-time.
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Start date||September 2022|
The programmes at the University of Bristol have run since 2010 and are delivered in partnership with North Bristol NHS Trust, which includes a large regional neurosciences and major trauma centre. Our Clinical courses aim to engage and inspire clinicians to enhance their skills in Clinical Neuropsychology and support entry on to the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. This MSc is accredited by BPS Division of Neuropsychology and delivers the adult knowledge and practice component of the competency requirements for advanced training in clinical neuropsychology.
Around 80% of the taught content is delivered by practising clinicians, and we promote a scientist-practitioner approach and strongly advocate for neuropsychological research to be relevant and applicable to patient care and for clinical practice to be underpinned by a thorough and on-going engagement with scientific research
In order to accrue relevant clinical experience, it is your responsibility to secure both employment within a neuropsychology service and supervision for your work when enrolled on the course. We provide additional oversight and support towards developing your portfolio and ensuring your experience demonstrates the required competencies for entry to the SRCN. 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).
The programme is largely distance based and can be taken from home or work. Exams will be held online. Please see the Neuropsychology programme webpage for more information.
Virtual open week
This programme was covered in our Neuropsychology (Applied and Clinical programmes) webinar.
Fees for 2022/23
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:
- UK: full-time
- UK: part-time (three years)
- Overseas: full-time
Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.
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 2022/23
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The MSc consists of six units (120 credits) and a 60-credit Clinical Practice Dissertation that delivers the equivalent to the QiCN portfolio requirements.
The taught content 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 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. There are four week-long teaching blocks that are spread throughout the course. You will have two week-long teaching blocks a year (one in around Autumn and one around Spring) if you are studying part-time. You are encouraged to attend in-person but this is not mandatory. Otherwise, weekly lectures are delivered online meaning you can take the course from home or work, and exams will be held online.
Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content.
You must have a UK Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology (or international equivalent recognised by the BPS) and registration as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You must also demonstrate how you meet the Research Competencies requirement for the programme. In addition, applicants with a Counselling Psychology doctorate must demonstrate Generic Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology.
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 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).
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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.