Professional programmes in Clinical Neuropsychology have been offered within University of Bristol since 2010 and are delivered in partnership with North Bristol NHS Trust, which includes a large regional neurosciences and major trauma centre. Our Clinical courses aim to engage and inspire clinicians to enhance their skills in Clinical Neuropsychology and support entry on to the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. This MSc is accredited by BPS Division of Neuropsychology and delivers the adult knowledge and practice component of the competency requirements for advanced training in clinical neuropsychology.
Around 80% of the taught content is delivered by practising clinicians. We promote a scientist-practitioner approach and strongly advocate for neuropsychological research to be relevant and applicable to patient care and for clinical practice to be underpinned by a thorough and ongoing engagement with scientific research
In order to accrue relevant clinical experience to support the practice component element of the MSc, it is your responsibility to secure both employment within a neuropsychology service and supervision for your work when enrolled on the course. We provide additional oversight and support towards developing your portfolio and ensuring your experience demonstrates the required competencies for entry to the SRCN. Support includes feedback on two written case reports and a practice viva experience. This support is provided by clinicians with experience of conducting portfolio vivas for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).
The programme is largely distance based and can be taken from home or work. Exams will be held online. Please see the Neuropsychology programme webpage for more information.