PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Applied Neuropsychology (Bristol based)

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Faculty Faculty of Science
Awards available PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date January 2018 (17/18 fees apply)
September 2018
January 2019

Programme overview

This programme is designed for non-clinicians, graduates in psychology or a related subject, or people working in healthcare who want to gain further continuous professional development in this field.

Bristol is one of only two UK universities offering a nationally approved, professionally accredited training programme that provides specialist training in clinical neuropsychology. A substantial portion of the taught content is provided by clinicians working within the NHS. The taught element is identical to the accredited clinical programme provided to UK-registered clinicians wanting to specialise in clinical neuropsychology, and meets the British Psychological Society requirements for the knowledge dimension of the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).

Applied neuropsychology remains an important element of clinical healthcare across the world. Conditions such brain injury, stroke, epilepsy and various forms of dementia are common and as people live longer the prevalence of neurological syndromes places greater demands on healthcare systems. This training places people in a strong position to help meet these growing needs.  

There is a strong focus on patient care, diagnostics, treatment and management for a range of neurological conditions, which will deepen your knowledge and experience and prepare you for work in a wide range of neuropsychology and clinical positions. 

All lectures are broadcast live online using Adobe Connect and can be viewed at a later date. Some units are provided in a block of teaching (ie one unit over a single week) while others are delivered weekly. Students are expected to attend the week-long blocks in person.

There is a distance learning version of this programme for international students, for full details see the programme description.

Fees for 2018/19

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
Overseas: full-time
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

This programme is made up of four 30-credit units, each of which is mandatory.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our PG Diploma in Applied Neuropsychology.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (eg neuroscience or clinical psychology). Some clinical experience is preferable, though not essential. Previous professional experience or qualifications can also be put forward for consideration as equivalent to the academic entry requirements. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement


This degree supports those who wish to pursue a career in clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology. It delivers core skills that will enhance your career prospects, for example, as an assistant psychologist or those applying for training in clinical psychology, and those wishing to undertake clinical research in an academic environment. It also provides continuing professional development to anyone who is already working in a clinical setting and is seeking specialist training to work with patients who have neuropsychological deficits.

How to apply
Application deadline:

20 November 2017 (for January 2018 intake)
20 August 2018 (for September 2018 intake)
20 November 2018 (for January 2019 intake)

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

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Get in touch

Charlotte Powell Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8452 Email:

Fiona Tonagh Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8452 Email:

School of Experimental Psychology
12a Priory Road
Bristol BS8 1TU


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