PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Applied Neuropsychology (distance learning)

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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 2022

Programme overview

This distance-learning diploma is only available to students who live outside the UK and have a degree in psychology or a related discipline.

Neuropsychology is the science linking the functioning of the brain with cognitive and emotional experience and behaviour. This degree is delivered in partnership with a regional department of the UK National Health Service (NHS).

This distance-learning diploma is only available to students who live outside the UK and have a degree in psychology or a related discipline. The taught content of this diploma is identical to the taught content we provide when training qualified psychologists in the UK to specialise in clinical neuropsychology. The programme therefore delivers an authentic reflection of clinical practice. You will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies as well as focusing on principles of assessment, formulation and rehabilitation.

Around 80% of our taught content is delivered by practising clinicians, and alongside lectures you will engage in online tutorials with clinicians and academics. The programme will deepen your knowledge and skills in clinical neuropsychology and help prepare you for work or further training in a range of neuropsychology and clinical positions.

This flexible distance-learning programme allows you to avoid the costs of studying abroad, while the part-time option allows you to continue working and maintaining other commitments. All aspects of delivery are identical to the UK-based programme. All lectures are streamed live on the internet and recorded for you to replay at any point, and exams are online. Please see the Neuropsychology programme webpage for more information.

This diploma is also available as a Bristol-based programme, while our MSc in Applied Neuropsychology includes a research project as part of the degree.

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: full-time*
£9,600
UK: part-time (two years)*
£4,800
Overseas: full-time
£12,000

*Please note that the distance-learning version of the PG Diploma Applied Neuropsychology is only open to applicants who will reside outside of the UK during the programme.

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 degree consists of six units (total of 120 credits). Four of these units are taught via lectures (total of 100 credits). A further unit (ten credits) focuses on a range of clinical case reports; you will be allocated a case for further analysis, leading to an assessed case report and an online 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 student presentation providing a critical summary of a particular paper. These discussions and presentations are hosted online and can be attended remotely.

If you are not able to watch a lecture live, you will be able to view the recording (which includes questions asked by peers) at a later time, and then ask any questions that arise via email or in online tutorials.

This course can be completed entirely via distance learning. Assessments include essays, presentations and exams, all of which are conducted online.

Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Neuropsychology.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (eg neuroscience or clinical psychology). Previous professional experience or qualifications can also be put forward for consideration as equivalent to the academic entry requirements given above.

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 delivers core skills and knowledge related to the theory and practice of clinical neuropsychology. As such, it will support those with aspirations for further clinical training, such as clinical (neuro)psychology, or a career in clinical research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments.

Graduates of our Applied courses who later become Practitioner Psychologists and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council can enrol on our supplementary certificate courses in clinical practice and have their prior study with us count toward this professional and accredited qualification.

All countries face healthcare challenges associated with brain injury and disease. Conditions such as stroke and dementia are common, and their prevalence is increasing as people live longer. The need for clinical neuropsychologists could not be greater. We offer professional training to clinicians within the UK. This programme offers the same levels of training that could help you to address those challenges in your country.

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Expected application closure date

Overseas applicants: 29 July 2022.
Home applicants: 12 August 2022.
 
Places are limited and allocated on a continuous basis from October 2021 until all places are filled. Early applications are advised to avoid disappointment.

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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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