MSc Clinical Neuropsychology
Professional programmes in Clinical Neuropsychology have been offered within University of Bristol 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 (SRCN). This MSc is accredited by the BPS 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. We promote a biopsychosocial 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 ongoing engagement with scientific research.
In order to accrue relevant clinical experience, it is your responsibility to secure paid employment within a neuropsychology service during your enrolment on the MSc. 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 is provided by clinicians on the SRCN and offers opportunities for feedback on case reports, including a practice viva experience.
The programme is largely online and can be taken from home or work. Exams will be held online. Please see the Neuropsychology programme webpage for more information.
The programme consists of 120 credits of taught content (knowledge component) delivered within six units and a 60-credit clinical practice component. The taught content meets the accreditation requirements of the BPS.
Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content.
Applicants must have a BPS accredited doctorate in Clinical or Counselling psychology and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner with a specialism as 'Clinical' or 'Counselling'. You must also demonstrate how you meet the Research Competencies requirement for the programme. In addition, applicants with a 'Counselling' specialism must demonstrate Generic Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £14,500 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £7,250 per year
- UK: part-time (three years)
- £4,833 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £25,800 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
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) and successful completion provides both the knowledge and practice competencies required for entry on to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN).