Taught course

Applied Neuropsychology (Bristol-based)

University of Bristol · School of Psychological Science

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (e.g. 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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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 PG Diploma in Applied Neuropsychology is available to anyone holding a minimum 2.1 degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a related discipline, either from the UK or abroad. The taught content of the diploma is identical to the taught content we provide when training clinical psychologists pursuing entry to the Special Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. The course 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 clinicians from the National Health Service, and you will also receive tutorials that allow you to discuss different aspects of course content. The course will deepen your knowledge and experience of clinical neuropsychology and help prepare you for professional positions (e.g. assistant psychologist) or further clinical training (e.g. Doctorate in Clinical Psychology).

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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