Bath Spa University

Principles of Applied Neuropsychology

- Study emerging theories in advanced neuropsychology.

- Learn practical skills in preparation for a career as a scientist-practitioner.

- Opportunity to publish an academic paper.

Neuropsychology examines the uses of neuropsychology in the clinical world. Neuropsychology is central to the debate about the spark of individuality each human shows. This course looks at brain functions as an individual and in group settings, as well as studying the neuropsychology of mental health problems.

The course is an employability- centred extension to an undergraduate psychology degree. It is focused on neuropsychology, but is suitable for any student interested in preparing for an eventual career as a professional psychologist.

Current alumni pathways include the successful completion of a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; NHS Research Assistant; and PhD studentship.

Entry requirements

A good major psychology degree; it is essential that applicants have a psychology dissertation; it is not necessary to have studied undergraduate neuropsychology but it would be beneficial to show relevant experience or plans to obtain relevant experience of work in an appropriate area.

Course modules

Modules include: issues in professional practice, social neuropsychology of mental health, advance neuropsychology, neuropsychological rehabilitation, the dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments have been selected with the aim to maximise experiences that will help with further study. For example, the dissertation element must be written in the form of a paper that is ready for submission in an established journal.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2017 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2017 2 2 Years

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