The Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology MSc aims to provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge in the following areas relevant to clinical neuropsychology:

  • Neuropsychological theory and evidence from clinical and experimental studies
  • Neuropsychological disorders, including their basis in neuroanatomy and neuropathology, and their impact on individuals and families
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation
  • Research Methods
  • Conducting neuropsychological research

Study Details:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • PPP-4004: Bio Bases of Neuro Disorders (20) Core
  • PPP-4010: Clinical Neuropsychology I (20) Core
  • PRP-4025: Research Dissertation (60) Core

Semester 2

  • PPP-4003: Clinical Neuropsychology II (20) Core
  • PRP-4014: Advanced Research Methods (20) Core
  • PRP-4025: Research Dissertation

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • PPP-4005: Methods in Cog & Brain Res (20) (Semester 1)
  • PPP-4007: Applied Psychology in Context (20) (Semester 1)
  • PPP-4009: Behavioural Neurology (20) (Semester 2)
  • PPP-4013: Theoretical Models in Clin Psy (20) (Semester 2)
  • PPP-4018: The Psychology of Language (20) (Semester 2)
  • PPP-4021: Intro Neuroimaging Analysis (10) (Semester 1)
  • PPP-4022: Introduction to Neuroimaging (10) (Semester 1)
  • PPP-4023: Adv. Neuroimaging Concepts (10) (Semester 1)
  • PPP4021, PPP4022, PPP4023 If you are interested in studying any of these modules you must select two of them due to their credit weighting. Students can either select PPP-4021 & PPP-4022 or PPP-4022 & PPP-4023.

Student Destinations

The course can serve as a basis for research, clinical training, or professional practice in this area. On successful completion of the course, students will be well equipped to undertake further postgraduate study leading to a PhD, or to work in neuropsychological research. The course provides an excellent basis for seeking employment in health care, for example as an assistant psychologist or rehabilitation assistant, and for progressing to professional training, for example in clinical psychology or related areas. Established health professionals taking the course will find that it provides a valuable opportunity for continuing professional development, which may contribute to future career progression.


Entry Requirements

UK applicants should normally have a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree or a conversion degree in Psychology, with at least 2(ii) or equivalent. Applicants with degrees of an equivalent standard in a closely-related discipline, including qualified health professionals (e.g. clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists) who have relevant clinical experience, will also be considered.

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