PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Applied Neuropsychology (distance learning)Find a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|Awards available||PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and a regional department of the UK National Health Service (NHS) has delivered educational courses and professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology.
This distance learning diploma is 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 clinical psychologists in the UK to specialise in clinical neuropsychology. The course therefore delivers an authentic reflection of clinical practice and issues. You will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies as well as focusing on principles of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.
Around 80 per cent of our taught content is delivered by clinicians from the NHS, and alongside lectures you will also engage in online tutorials with clinicians and academics. The course will deepen your knowledge and experience of clinical neuropsychology and help prepare you for work or further training in a wide 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 but with additional online sessions providing academic and pastoral support. All lectures are streamed live on the internet and recorded for you to replay at any point. Please see the Neuropsychology programme web page for more information.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: full-time
- Overseas: part-time (two years)
- Channel Islands/IoM: full-time
- Channel Islands/IoM: part-time (two years)
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 2020/21
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
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 (10 credits) focuses on a range of clinical case reports; you will be allocated a case for further analysis, leading to an assessed case report (3000 words) and an online presentation. In the sixth unit (10 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.
Exams will be held in Bristol, normally in early summer, although you have the option to apply to sit exams in your own country.
Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Neuropsychology.
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. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we welcome enquiries about the suitability of any particular degree prior to full application.
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 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.
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 course offers the same levels of training that could help you to address those challenges in your country.
2 November 2019 (for January 2020 start)
31 July 2020 (for September 2020 start)
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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.