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Clinical Neuropsychology MSc (MedSci)/PgDip

Clinical Neuropsychology MSc (MedSci)/PgDip

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 12 months | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MMedSci - Master of Medical Science

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology Cognitive Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

Designed for those who are eligible for registration in the UK's Health Professions Council as a clinical psychologist.


  • Developed in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland and offers specialist knowledge for clinical psychologists and other healthcare professionals working in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society Division of Neuropsychology and provides the underpinning knowledge component of the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).
  • Strong tradition of research in clinical neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.


Completion of this programme leads to entry to the British Psychological Society Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Previous students have taken up a variety of roles across the UK within the NHS, for instance:

  • clinical psychologist
  • senior clinical psychologist
  • clinical teacher
  • neuropsychologist


This course provides an introduction to the history of clinical neuropsychology. It then focuses on the process of neuropsychological assessment in detail, covering methods of assessment, factors that must be considered in the interpretation of test data, as well as the psychometric underpinnings of neuropsychological assessment and issues associated with assessment in a cross-cultural context. The methodology of cognitive neuropsychology will be examined in relation its use in developing theory and practice. There will be an opportunity to explore in detail the strengths and limitations of some of the most commonly used neuropsychological tests focusing on normative samples as well as the validity and reliability of each test.
Research Project

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Entry requirements

This programme is open to applicants with a qualification in Clinical Psychology which confers eligibility for registration with the UK Health Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist. It is also open to applicants who have trained outside the UK and are eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist. Places are limited and you are advised to apply as early as possible. Applicants who trained in clinical psychology outside the UK who are not eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council would normally apply for the MSc Applied Neuropsychology programme.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more

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