PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Applied Neuropsychology (Online)
- PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)
This online 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. The course will also develop your knowledge of neuroanatomy, brain function and techniques employed to study the human brain.
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 online 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/timed assessments are online. Please see the Neuropsychology programme webpage for more information.
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, Neuroscience Methods and Issues in 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 online 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). For joint degrees, there must be a minimum of 50% psychology content and overall psychology performance in joint degree must meet 2:1 requirement.
For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies.
We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply.
We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following:
- evidence of significant, relevant work experience;
- a relevant postgraduate qualification.
If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications.
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.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- Overseas: full-time
- £13,600 per year
- Overseas: part-time (two years)
- £6,800 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 2024/25
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 neuropsychology, or a career in clinical research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments. Please note that for the neuropsychology training on this Diploma to be recognised within the UK, you would also need to take a UK Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology that was professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society.
Graduates of our Applied courses who later become Practitioner Psychologists and are registered with the UK Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) can enrol on our supplementary certificate courses in clinical practice and have their prior Diploma course with us count toward recognition as a professional neuropsychologist. This opportunity requires HCPC registration as a clinical or counselling psychologist.
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.