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 MSc 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 regular, structured tutorials with clinicians that allow you to discuss different aspects of clinical practice and gain insight into patient pathways and evidence-based formulation. The programme will deepen your knowledge and experience of clinical neuropsychology 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).
You will have the opportunity to undertake independent research through your dissertation. There are some opportunities to conduct your research project with clinicians working in the NHS.
Fees for 2021/22
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:
- UK: full-time £11,500
- UK: part-time (two years) £5,750
- Overseas (including EU): full-time £22,300
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time £14,040
The degree consists of six units (total of 120 credits) and a 60-credit dissertation. Four of the six units are taught via lectures (total of 100 credits). A further unit (ten credits) is centred on a range of clinical case reports; you will be allocated a case for further analysis, leading to an assessed 3,000-word case report and a presentation. 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 giving 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.
( https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/2021/life-sciences/msc-applied-neuropsychology/ )