Neuropsychology MSc


Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2015.


Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cognitive Psychology Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2015.

This programme provides an opportunity to specialise in theoretical and practical aspects of neuropsychology. It aims to provide an integrated understanding of brain function, clinical neuropsychology, and neuropsychological techniques. The emphasis of this course is on the theoretical basis of the link between brain and behaviour, and the basic research methods to study this link. Clinical syndromes, assessment methods and considerations feature heavily in the MSc. However, students with a clear ambition to pursue a career in clinical psychology may consider the MSc in Applied Neuropsychology that is run by the school in partnership with the Neurosciences Institute of North Bristol NHS Trust.

The MSc in Neuropsychology is particularly suited to those students who wish to boost their research skills, for example, with a view to undertaking a PhD and/or pursuing a career in experimental psychology, neuroscience or related disciplines. We also note that research skills are heavily weighted in the admission to the clinical psychology doctoral programme.

The MSc in Neuropsychology provides students with numerous skills that many employers recognise and need for their organisations. These include design and use of various research techniques; collection and analysis of data; critical analysis of literature; independent learning; team working skills; oral and written communication skills; IT skills; statistical and numerical analysis skills. The solid research training we provide equips you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a research career in psychology or neuroscience more generally (eg PhD or research assistant posts), or to gain entry to the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Many students pursue subject-related careers in the health service or education. Other students, however, choose to pursue less subject-specific career paths which call on the general skills acquired during the degree (eg Market research, Human Resources, Finance).

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2015.

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2015.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2015.

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology, or a degree or professional qualification in a relevant field (eg neurosciences).