PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Applied Neuropsychology (Bristol-based)

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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 January 2021
September 2021

Programme overview

Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust has delivered educational courses and professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology.

The taught content of the diploma is identical to the taught content we provide when training clinical psychologists to specialise in neuropsychology. The programme therefore covers core content dictated by the British Psychological Society and 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 practising clinicians, and you will also receive tutorials that allow you to discuss different aspects of programme content and help prepare you for a range of different career options. This programme is suitable for those looking to pursue a research career, professional positions (eg assistant psychologist) or further clinical training (eg Doctorate in Clinical Psychology). Please see the Neuropsychology programme web page for more information

There is a distance-learning version of this programme for international students wishing to study from home.

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

The degree consists of six units (120 credits). Four of the 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 submission of an assessed case report (3,000 words) and delivery of a presentation of that case. 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.

All lectures must be attended in person, but they are also recorded for you to replay at any point.

Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (e.g. neuroscience). 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:
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 psychology and clinical neuropsychology, or a career in clinical research. Our programmes deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments – especially those with a focus on clinical neuropsychology. They can assist students who are working towards a research assistant post with a clinical focus.

This programme also provides continuing professional development to anyone who is already working in a clinical setting and is seeking specialist training to work with patients who have neuropsychological deficits.

How to apply
Application deadline: 31 July 2021 for International applicants. 19 August 2021 for UK and EU 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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Contact details

Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8452 Email: psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

School of Psychological Science
12a Priory Road
Bristol BS8 1TU
School website: School of Psychological Science

International students

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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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