You must have a clinical doctorate in psychology (DClinPsy) and be registered as a clinical psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. 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 may also require consultation with and agreement from the BPS).
Months of entry
This course is an expansion of our Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology that conforms to the British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation standards for training in clinical neuropsychology and provides the knowledge component of the competency requirements. As this is the first year we are offering the MSc, the course is awaiting BPS accreditation. The MSc intends to deliver teaching that provides both the adult knowledge and practice competencies required for entry on to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists.
Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust has delivered professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology. By partnering with a large and well-established clinical neuropsychology department within North Bristol NHS Trust, this course provides both clinical expertise and academic excellence. Around 80 per cent of the taught content is delivered by NHS clinicians, and you will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies as well as focusing on principles of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.
Alongside teaching of the Knowledge competencies, this MSc provides support as you develop your practical experience and competencies in clinical neuropsychology. Your clinical practice must be undertaken within your paid employment and you must secure appropriate supervision for your work when enrolled on the course. However, we offer additional support towards developing your case portfolio, discussion of case formats and patient cases, and help in managing supervisions. This support is provided by clinicians with experience of conducting QiCN portfolio vivas.
Please see the School of Psychological Science website for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Charlotte Powell