PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Clinical Neuropsychology

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Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences
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 2019 (18/19 fees apply)
September 2019
January 2020

Programme overview

This diploma is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Neuropsychology and delivers the adult knowledge component of the competency requirements for advanced training in clinical neuropsychology. This represents the first step in gaining eligibility to join the UK 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.

Please see the School of Psychological Science website for more information.

Fees for 2019/20

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£8,600
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£4,300
Overseas: full-time
£16,800
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£10,650

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 2019/20

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

Programme structure

This diploma consists of six units (total of 120 credits). Four of the units are taught via lectures (total of 100 credits). A further unit (10 credits) exposes candidates to a range of clinical case reports and each candidate must select one of their own cases in order to submit an assessed case report (3000 words) and deliver a presentation of that case. In the sixth unit (10 credits), candidates are asked to explore important peer-reviewed papers and engage in critical discussion. Each critical discussion will be preceded by a candidate presentation which provides a critical summary of a particular paper.

All lectures are streamed live on the internet and recorded for you to replay at any point. You are required to attend Bristol for four one-week teaching weeks that are spread across the duration of the course (two weeks a year if taken part-time) and for examinations. Otherwise, weekly lectures are delivered online meaning you can take the course from home (or work).

Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology

Entry requirements

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.

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

Careers

This degree provides professional training in clinical neuropsychology. It also provides continuing professional development to anyone already working in a clinical setting who is seeking specialist training to work with patients with neuropsychological defects.

How to apply
Application deadline:

20 November 2018 (for January 2019 intake)
20 August 2019 (for September 2019 intake)
20 November 2019 (for January 2020 intake)

International students

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

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience:
  • 43% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 37% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 18% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Charlotte Powell Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8452 Email: psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

Fiona Tonagh Postgraduate Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 8452 Email: psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

School of Psychological Science
University of Bristol
12a, Priory Road
Bristol, BS8 1TU http://www.bristol.ac.uk/psychology

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