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PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Applied Neuropsychology (distance learning)

PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Applied Neuropsychology (distance learning)

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Distance without attendance | Clifton Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Distance without attendance


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology Cognitive Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

Programme overview

Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and a regional department of the UK National Health Service (NHS) has delivered educational courses and professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology.

This distance learning diploma is available to students who live outside the UK and have a degree in psychology or a related discipline. The taught content of this diploma is identical to the taught content we provide when training clinical psychologists in the UK to specialise in clinical neuropsychology. The course therefore delivers an authentic reflection of clinical practice and issues. You will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies as well as focusing on principles of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Around 80 per cent of our taught content is delivered by clinicians from the NHS, and alongside lectures you will also engage in online tutorials with clinicians and academics. The course will deepen your knowledge and experience of clinical neuropsychology and help prepare you for work or further training in a wide range of neuropsychology and clinical positions.

This flexible distance-learning programme allows you to avoid the costs of studying abroad, while the part-time option allows you to continue working and maintaining other commitments. All aspects of delivery are identical to the UK-based programme but with additional online sessions providing academic and pastoral support. All lectures are streamed live on the internet and recorded for you to replay at any point.


This degree delivers core skills and knowledge related to the theory and practice of clinical neuropsychology. As such, it will support those with aspirations for further clinical training, such as clinical (neuro)psychology, or a career in clinical research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments.

All countries face healthcare challenges associated with brain injury and disease. Conditions such as stroke and dementia are common, and their prevalence is increasing as people live longer. The need for clinical neuropsychologists could not be greater. We offer professional training to clinicians within the UK. This course offers the same levels of training that could help you to address those challenges in your country.


Students attend peer-delivered evidence-based reviews of the literature linking theoretical issues to applications in neuropsychological practice, and/or critically appraising an aspect of neuropsychological practice on the basis of recent evidence, and/or delivering a case presentation which describes evidence-based assessment of a patient. Students are expected to engage in constructive debate of papers/cases which they observe being delivered by their peers and are also required to give an assessed presentation (30 minutes) and deal effectively with questions from assessors and those posed by peers. The core of the review will focus upon a specific published neuropsychological paper, or published assessment technique, or experience of a specific patient, or review a clinical case report which focuses upon a single patient. Assessed presentations must also include a thorough critical analysis which draws additional theory and evidence from sources beyond the content of the focus article/patient case review. Papers for presentation will be selected by the programme team and the choice will be guided by requirements of the BPS syllabus for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychological Knowledge Dimension syllabus. The aims are to assist in the development of (1) critical appraisal skills and appreciation of evidence-based practice within clinical neuropsychology, (2) the development of the capacity for continued self-directed professional development, (3) the development of academic and professional presentation skills via examination of a range of peer-reviewed papers.

Tuition fees

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 (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (eg neuroscience or clinical psychology). Previous professional experience or qualifications can also be put forward for consideration as equivalent to the academic entry requirements given above. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we welcome enquiries about the suitability of any particular degree prior to full application.