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;
Three years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date January 2022 September 2022 January 2023

Programme overview

Neuropsychology is the science linking the functioning of the brain with cognitive and emotional experience and behaviour. As a clinical practice, neuropsychology is concerned with the assessment, formulation and rehabilitation of people with damage, disease or dysfunction affecting the brain.

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 programmes 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 (SRCN). This certificate is accredited by the BPS Division of Neuropsychology and will support you in developing the practice competencies required for entry on to 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.

This programme will be covered in our Neuropsychology (Applied and Clinical programmes) webinar during our virtual open week. Register today.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK (including Channel Islands and Isle of Man): full-time
£3,500
UK (including Channel Islands and Isle of Man): part-time (three years)
£1,167
Overseas (including EU): full-time
£4,700

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.

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 2022/23

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 evidence of clinical practice and supervision. 

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

Entry requirements

You must have a UK Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology or Counselling Psychology with approved SRCN certification of additional generic competencies (or international equivalent recognised by the BPS). Applicants must also be registered as a clinical or educational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 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 you 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 is needed for the paediatric pathway).

In addition, you must also demonstrate how you meet the Research Competencies requirement for the programme, and 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:
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 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).

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Expected application closure date

30 November 2021 for January 2022 start. 29 July 2022 for International applicants and 12 August 2022 for UK applicants for September 2022 and January 2023 start. 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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Contact details

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

School website: School of Psychological Science

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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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