Entry requirements

UK Applicants should normally have a BPS-accredited first degree or a conversion degree in Psychology, with at least a 2(ii) or equivalent. Applicants with degrees of an equivalent standard in a closely-related discipline, including qualified health professionals (e.g. clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists) who have relevant clinical experience, will also be considered. EU & International students are not required to have BPS accreditation and are given individual consideration. IELTS 6.0 (no element below 5.5).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology aims to provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge in the following areas relevant to clinical neuropsychology:

  • Neuropsychological theory and evidence from clinical and experimental studies
  • Neuropsychological disorders, including their basis in neuroanatomy and neuropathology, and their impact on individuals and families
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation
  • Research Methods
  • Conducting neuropsychological research.

The course will be of interest to graduates in psychology or closely-related disciplines, and to established health professionals with appropriate clinical qualifications and relevant experience.

How the course can further your career progression

This course of study can serve as a basis for research, clinical training, or professional practice in this area. On successful completion of the course, students will be well-equipped to undertake further postgraduate study leading to a PhD, or to work in neuropsychological research. The course is validated by the ESRC as providing an appropriate Master’s level research training within the 1 + 3 PhD model . The course provides an excellent basis for seeking employment in health care, for example as an assistant psychologist or rehabilitation assistant, and for progressing to professional training, for example in clinical psychology or related areas. Established health professionals taking the course will find that it provides a valuable opportunity for continuing professional development, which may contribute to future career progression.

Course Content

The course includes three components: content modules, research methods modules, and a research thesis. Content and methods modules are all 20 credit modules and the research thesis is worth 60 credits. Students achieving 120 credits on the taught modules, but not completing a research thesis, may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma.

The content modules are designed to provide an in-depth look at theory, evidence and practice in clinical neuropsychology.

View the Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology MSc modules.

Student Profile

To get a taste of what life as a postgraduate student in the School of Psychology is like, you may want to read the profiles of some of our current and past Postgraduate students.

Funding

Please see School Page for details

Career Prospects

The course can serve as a basis for research, clinical training, or professional practice in this area. On successful completion of the course, students will be well equipped to undertake further postgraduate study leading to a PhD, or to work in neuropsychological research. The course provides an excellent basis for seeking employment in health care, for example as an assistant psychologist or rehabilitation assistant, and for progressing to professional training, for example in clinical psychology or related areas. Established health professionals taking the course will find that it provides a valuable opportunity for continuing professional development, which may contribute to future career progression.

Information for international students

Bangor Psychology's reputation for academic excellence has attracted students and staff from all over the world (20+ nationalities). Our International reputation is illustrated by our place in the top 100 Departments in the QS World University Rankings 2013. Scholarships are awarded by both the University and the School.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The School of Psychology is committed to providing assistance to help an accepted postgraduate candidate secure funding. There are different sources of funding for every postgraduate course and for every type of candidate (UK/EU or international). Please see website for details : http://www.bangor.ac.uk/psychology/postgraduate/general/funding.php.en

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
16 months
full time
8 months

PGCert

full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation40 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Officer
Email
psychology@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1248 382 629