PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Applied Neuropsychology (distance learning)
This distance-learning diploma is only available to students who live outside the UK and have an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related discipline.
Neuropsychology is the science linking the functioning of the brain with cognitive and emotional experience and behaviour. This degree is delivered in partnership with a regional department of the UK National Health Service (NHS).
The taught content of this diploma is identical to the taught content we provide when training qualified psychologists in the UK to specialise in clinical neuropsychology. The programme therefore delivers an authentic reflection of clinical practice. You will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies as well as focusing on principles of assessment, formulation and rehabilitation.
Around 80% of our taught content is delivered by practising clinicians, and alongside lectures you will engage in online tutorials with clinicians and academics. The programme will deepen your knowledge and skills in clinical neuropsychology and help prepare you for work or further training in a range of neuropsychology and clinical positions.
This flexible distance-learning programme allows you to avoid the costs of studying abroad, while the part-time option allows you to continue working and maintaining other commitments. All aspects of delivery are identical to the UK-based programme. All lectures are streamed live on the internet and recorded for you to replay at any point, and exams are online. Please see the Neuropsychology programme webpage for more information.
This diploma is also available as a Bristol-based programme, while our MSc in Applied Neuropsychology includes a research project as part of the degree.
The programme consists of six taught units.
Applied Clinical Neuropsychology and Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment (30 credits) covers a range of common neuropsychological disorders and also considers the principles of patient assessment and interpretation of neuropsychological tests (including change scores).
Functional Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience Methods and Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology (30 credits) has two components. First, a consideration of a range of neuroscientific techniques and their utility in understanding brain function and dysfunction. The second component covers a range of issues frequently encountered in clinical neuropsychology. For example, pain and cognition, PTSD, performance validity testing and functional neurological disorders.
Theoretical and Clinical Neuropsychology (20 credits) covers theories of brain function (for example emotion and cognition, language, ageing) and also considers the interface between clinical neuropsychology and other allied disciplines (such as neurosurgery, clinical imaging).
Development and Rehabilitation (20 credits) considers a range of rehabilitation techniques and places these in the context of the recovery journey.
Evidence Based Neuropsychology (10 credits) involves critical reviews of peer reviewed papers, and Case Study (10 credits) requires each student to review a clinical case in detail.
Please visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Neuropsychology.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (for example, neuroscience or clinical psychology).
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level C.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £10,100 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £5,050 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £12,600 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Funding for 2023/24
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
This degree delivers core skills and knowledge related to the theory and practice of clinical neuropsychology. As such, it will support those with aspirations for further clinical training, such as clinical (neuro)psychology, or a career in clinical research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments.
Graduates of our Applied courses who later become Practitioner Psychologists registered with the Health and Care Professions Council can enrol on our supplementary certificate courses in clinical practice and have their prior study with us count toward this professional and accredited qualification.
All countries face healthcare challenges associated with brain injury and disease. Conditions such as stroke and dementia are common, and their prevalence is increasing as people live longer. The need for clinical neuropsychologists could not be greater. We offer professional training to clinicians within the UK. This programme offers the same levels of training that could help you to address those challenges in your country.
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