Masters degrees in Clinical Neuropsychology equip postgraduates with the skills to treat and manage patients with neurological disorders in a clinical context.
Related subjects include Applied Neuropsychology and Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Medicine, Nursing or Psychology.
Courses in this field are particularly concerned with brain-behaviour relationships, and how an understanding of these relationships may inform the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients. Approaches to learning are often interdisciplinary, drawing principles and methodology from Biology, Medicine and Pharmacology.
Depending on your interests, you may explore a range of medical, neurological, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions, as well as cognitive and learning disorders. Training typically includes methods for neuropsychological testing such as performance tasks, and diagnostic medical procedures such as neuroimaging.
A clinical placement within a hospital or health centre is a key component of some courses, aiming to build your vocational experience.
As a Clinical Neuropsychologist, you can expect to work primarily within a hospital, healthcare or institutional setting. This could include children’s homes, rehabilitation centres and prisons.