Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology MSc/PGDip/PGCert
- Name: Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology
- Qualification: MSc/PGDip/PGCert
- Duration: One full calendar year as a full time student. Also available part-time, over 2 years.
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.
The course will be of interest to graduates in psychology or closely-related disciplines, and to established health professionals with appropriate clinical qualifications and relevant experience.
Students wishing to can exit the programme after achieving either a PG Certificate or PG Diploma if they don’t wish to undertake the full MSc.
How the course can further your career progression
This course of study 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 is validated by the ESRC as providing an appropriate Master’s level research training within the 1 + 3 PhD model. 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.
About the School of Psychology
The School of Psychology at Bangor brings together a large group of outstanding scientists with international research reputations in neuropsychology and in clinical and cognitive neuroscience. A number of staff also hold appointments as consultants with the NHS and contribute to clinical practice as well as to the training of medical students and staff. The School employs a full-time patient co-ordinator, who attends ward rounds, identifies patients appropriate for research, and organises their participation in the research carried out in the School. A neurological patient research panel has been developed in collaboration with the National Health Service (NHS), to allow for the careful testing and comparison of neurological patient groups, and to understand the patterns of deficits and preserved performance which characterize these groups. The neurological patient panel supplements our student and community human participant panels. These clinical connections produce tremendous opportunities for clinical neuropsychology research, as well as for collaboration within the NHS. There are opportunities for research in various aspects of neuropsychological rehabilitation, including cognitive rehabilitation, compensatory techniques for visual neglect and psychosocial aspects of rehabilitation. We have an extensive library of neuropsychological tests and related measures, and we use a wide range of the latest techniques for understanding brain-behaviour relationships, including functional brain mapping with event related potentials (ERP), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The School is equipped with a range of specialist laboratories: computer-controlled reaction time experiments; the online measurement of human eye, limb, and hand movements, and and a recently-aquired T fMRI machine for localizing cognitive activity within the brain. The School supports the practical implementation of research findings to improve patient care by hosting groups such as the Dementia Services Development Centre Wales.
The School has a vibrant, diverse postgraduate community. Students on our MSc programmes are drawn from a range of backgrounds and nationalities. The School is known for its friendly and informal atmosphere, which combined with excellent facilities helps to ensure that studying here is a pleasant and enjoyable experience.
The course is organised and taught by staff within the School of Psychology, and also benefits from a significant contribution by clinical neuropsychologists working in the NHS in north Wales.
Dr David Carey
Module organisers, lecturers and research supervisors include:
Professor Oliver Turnbull
Dr Martyn Bracewell
Dr Paloma Mari-Beffa
Dr Marie-Josephe Tainturier
Dr Rudi Coetzer
Dr Giovanni D’Avossa
NHS clinical neuropsychologists contributing to the course include:
A number of NHS clinical neuropsychologists with close links to the School also contribute to the course.
You can view staff contact details here.
To get a taste of what life as a postgraduate student in the School of Psychology is like, you may want to read the profiles of some of our current and past Postgraduate students.
Scholarships and Funding
You can find out more about Scholarships and funding sources here.
There is a course specific scholarship of £2.5K available for this course awarded to the best submitted project proposal. More details on all funding opportunities here.
Additional Course Costs:
Additional costs may also be charged as follows: Enhanced DBS check (approx. £65).
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
The course includes three components: content modules, research methods modules, and a research thesis. Content and methods modules are all 20 credit modules and the research thesis is worth 60 credits. Students achieving 120 credits on the taught modules, but not completing a research thesis, may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma.
The content modules are designed to provide an in-depth look at theory, evidence and practice in clinical neuropsychology
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology Modules page.
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.
IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.
For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.
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If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions to the programme are made on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Applications are made directly through the Postgraduate Office of Bangor University to the School of Psychology. To learn more about the application process please click here.
Need help applying?
If you have any questions about entry requirements, how to apply or the course you are interested in please do not hesitate to contact Bethan Pentith, Postgraduate Admissions Officer on +44 (0)1248 388453 or by emailing email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
How to Apply
- Students: can apply though our Online Application Portal. Refer to the Guidance Notes for help filling the form.
- Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here. For further guidance click here
Need help applying? International students please contact:
International Education Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to
International Education Centre
Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028
When to apply
The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer (e.g. taking an IELTS Test to meet the English Language requirement).
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.
Research / Links with Industry
The academics involved with this programme have extensive research links with external bodies and companies, which are fully utilised in ensuring that the modules are relevant to the modern work and research environment graduates will enter.
There are school funded achievement scholarships for first class students, international scholarships and information on other funding sources on our scholarships School page.
If you have any questions about this programme then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Tel: 01248 388453
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