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Neuropsychology MSc

Course Description

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 research 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 of Experimental Psychology in partnership with the Department of Neurosciences within North Bristol NHS Trust.

The MSc in Neuropsychology is particularly suited to students who want to boost their research skills, for example with a view to undertaking a PhD or pursuing a career in experimental psychology, neuroscience or related disciplines.

Programme structure

Teaching Block One (Core units)
-Psychological Statistics and Research Tools
-Generic Research Skills
-Neuropsychological Approaches in Clinics and Research

Teaching Block Two (Core units)
-Neuropsychological Analysis Tools
-Theory and Practice in Neuropsychological Research

One optional unit from:
-Communicating Science
-Selected units drawn from other Master's programmes



The MSc in Neuropsychology provides students with numerous skills that many employers recognise and need for their organisations. These include: design and use of research techniques; collection and analysis of data; critical analysis of literature; independent learning; teamwork skills; oral and written communication skills; IT skills; statistical and numerical analysis skills.

The solid research training we provide equips students with the skills and knowledge to pursue a research career in psychology or neuroscience more generally (eg PhD or research assistant posts). 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).

Visit the Neuropsychology MSc page on the University of Bristol website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in psychology, or a degree or professional qualification in a relevant field (eg neurosciences).

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