MSc PG Cert Clinical Neuroscience Practice

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    12 months full-time 24 months part-time

Course Description

The MSc programme provides a solid foundation in the principles, practice, lived experience and service delivery of clinical neurosciences. It is open to learners from a diverse range of academic and clinical backgrounds including psychology graduates, doctors in core and higher specialist training, nurses and allied health professionals. As such, you and your fellow students will reflect the multidisciplinary nature of modern neurosciences healthcare.

The programme will be strongly values-oriented, emphasising the equal contribution of the different health professions to clinical care, the inclusion of lived experience in learning and caring and structural factors such as patriarchy and coloniality that bias neuroscience research and care.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for this course, you will need to:

  • meet the entry criteria
  • write a personal statement
  • provide 2 suitable references.

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Programme Funding

We offer several scholarships each year for outstanding students across our postgraduate taught courses.

Student Destinations

We know that our graduates will shape the future of clinical neurosciences healthcare delivery, but the trajectories by which they do this vary depending on their clinical and academic backgrounds.

  • If you are a psychology graduate, the programme will enhance your employability in competitive early career roles including those as assistant psychologists and particularly within neurosciences settings. It will also enhance your profile as an applicant for clinical psychology training, or other practitioner psychology training pathways.
  • If you are a junior doctor, the programme will increase the likelihood of progression from core to higher specialist training or from higher specialist training to a consultant post.
  • If you are a nurse or allied health professional, the programme will increase the likelihood of promotion within the AfC pay structure or being appointed to a leadership role.

For all students, the programme will increase the likelihood of being accepted onto a doctoral (PhD or MD-Res) programme should you choose to continue your studies.

Module Details

The programme has a modular structure. To graduate with an MSc, students must accrue 180 credits, and the necessary combination of modules varies slightly depending on your academic and career background. Advice on module choice is available from your allocated personal tutor.

In summary, the requirements for the full MSc programme are as follows:

All students will take the following Modules:

  • Module 1 (Foundations in Clinical Neuroscience, 30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

One or both of the following must be completed depending on academic and clinical background:

  • Module 2 (Clinical Neuropsychology, 30 credits)
  • Module 3 (Health Services Delivery for the Neurosciences, 30 credits)

At least one research support course within Module 4 will be taken:

  • Practical Data Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (15 credits),
  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Statistics (15 credits)
  • Critical Appraisal (15 credits)

A clinical placement (15 credits) is compulsory for psychology track students, and optional for qualified clinicians.

Students may accrue their remaining credits from Module groups 5-7.

Module group 5: Modules from Global Health MSc (subject to availability)

  • Culture and Mental Health (15 credits)
  • Global Health and Comparative Health Systems (15 credits)

Module group 6: Modules from Genomic Medicine MSc (subject to availability)

  • Fundamentals of Human Genetics and Genomics (15 credits)

Module group 7: Modules from Translational Medicine MSc (subject to availability)

  • Clinical Trials (15 credits)
  • Personalised Medicine (15 credits)
  • Population Health Research (15 credits),
  • Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development (15 credits)

To graduate with a PGCert, you must complete module 1 plus either module 2 or 3.

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