Clinical and Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology
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MSc Programme

The Masters programme covers a comprehensive syllabus in the scientific body of knowledge underpinning clinical paediatric neuropsychology practice as recommended by the British Psychological Society.

The programme leads to either an MSc or Post-graduate Diploma qualification.


Programme Objectives

  1. To provide participants with a sophisticated understanding of the techniques, methods and contemporary findings of developmental cognitive neuroscience so that they can understand the consequences of brain disease or injury sustained during childhood and examine the development of brain-behaviour relationships.
  2. To train participants to interpret clinical case presentations within the context of the latest scientific findings of developmental brain-behaviour relationships so that they can potentially provide diagnostic and prognostic evaluations.
  3. To provide participants with a knowledge of the major professional, ethical and service delivery issues that face clinical paediatric neuropsychologists in assessment and rehabilitative work.
  4. To provide participants taking the MSc qualification with training in research methods and statistics relevant to paediatric neuropsychology through academic teaching and the supervised completion of a research thesis.
  5. To provide participants on the MSc/PG Diploma Clinical route with the scientific knowledge dimension of the British Psychological Society's Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Routes through the programme

The training programme in paediatric neuropsychology can be accessed via two routes, the clinical or the applied route. The route that students follow depends on their professional status at entry to the programme. The clinical route is open to qualified Clinical or Educational Psychologists as recognised by the Health Care and Professions Council. The Applied route is open to psychology graduates who obtain BPS graduate basis for chartered membership (GCM).

  • Clinical route:1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.
  • Applied Route: 1 year full-time only

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