Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and a regional department of the UK National Health Service (NHS) has delivered educational courses and professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology.

This diploma is available to non-residents of the UK holding a degree in Psychology or a related discipline. The taught content of this diploma is identical to the taught content we provide when training clinical psychologists in the UK to specialise in clinical neuropsychology. The course therefore delivers an authentic reflection of clinical practice and issues. You will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies as well as focusing on principles of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Study Details:

PGDip 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Distance learning

Module Details:

The degree consists of six units (total of 120 credits). Four of these units are taught via lectures (total of 100 credits). A further unit (10 credits) exposes students to a range of clinical case reports and each student is allocated a case for further analysis leading to submission of an assessed case report (3000 words) and delivery of an online presentation of that case.  In the sixth unit (10 credits), students are asked to explore important peer-reviewed papers and engage in critical discussion. Each critical discussion will be preceded by a student presentation which provides a critical summary of a particular paper. These discussions and presentations are hosted online and can be attended remotely.

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

If you are not able to watch a lecture live, you are able to view the recording (which includes questions asked by peers) at a later time, and then ask any questions that arise via email or in online tutorials.

Student Destinations

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 which will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments.

All countries today 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 course offers the same levels of training that could help you to address those challenges in your country.


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£10,900Overseas: part-time (two years)£5,450 Channel Islands/IoM: full-time £10,650 Channel Islands/IoM: part-time (two years) £5,325

Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (e.g. neuroscience or clinical psychology). 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 and we welcome enquiries about the suitability of any particular degree prior to full application.

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