Clinical and Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology
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Applied Route

MSc in Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology

MSc in Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology

The applied route is for outstanding psychology post-graduates who are not yet qualified clinical or educational psychologists but are already motivated to study paediatric neuropsychology at this stage of their career. This route is suitable for post-graduates who wish to pursue a research career in paediatric neuropsychology or to obtain a scientific training in the underpinning knowledge of clinical paediatric neuropsychology prior to seeking qualifications that would enable one to pursue the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN). Successful candidates usually have a 1st class degree or at least a 2:1 with further professional experience. When not in lectures students complete a research project within one of the academic units at UCL. The course is full-time for 12 months and not available to part-time students.

Students should note that it is not possible to register with the BPS for the QiCN until they have trained and qualified as a Clinical or Educational Psychologist. Clinical and Educational Psychology doctorates take 3 years of full-time training.

Understanding of what pursuing the programme entails

The course is full-time over one academic year and is very demanding. Students are completing research projects in between lecture blocks and so will not be able to take up further daytime work outside of the MSc

The programme covers all key areas of the syllabus recommended by the BPS Division of Neuropsychology and draws on the wealth of specialist expertise in neuropsychology within Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, the UCL Institute of Child Health and other related neuroscience and psychology departments within UCL. We also invite many external speakers who are international experts within their area of specialism.

Modules to complete for MSc Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology
(180 credits)

  • Full-time students - Year 1 Modules 1-9

For academic year 2014/15


Module Title



Total learning hours

Method of Assessment

 1 Introduction to developmental cognitive neuroscience 29 September - 3 Oct 2014        

Unseen exam (90 mins)

13 March 2015

 2 Professional issues for paediatric neuropsychologists
6 - 10 Oct 2014
 150 Essay journal paper
 3 Development of sensory, motor and cognitive neural systems
1 - 5 Dec 2014        

Unseen exam (90 mins)

13 March 2015

 4 Developmental disorders and neuropsychological profiles
12 - 16 Jan 2015
 150 Commentary on scientific paper(s)
 5 Infant and neurodevelopmental assessment
19 - 13 Feb 2015
15  150 Essay journal paper
 6 Assessment of neuropsychological disorders and their functional implications
16 - 20 March 2015
 150 Unseen exam (90 mins)
 7 Advanced developmental cognitive neuroscience 27 April - 1 May 2015
15  150

Unseen exam (90 mins)

12 June 2015

 8 Developing clinical formulations and interventions 18 - 22 May 2015
15 150 Commentary on scientific paper(s)

For MSc Students only

 9 Paediatric Neuropsychology Research Project

Research Methods module dates

Tuesday 21 Oct

Tuesday 28 Oct

Tuesday 4 Nov

Tuesday 11 Nov

Tuesday 18 Nov

Thursday 20 Nov

60  600 Portfolio and viva

For the Research dimension (Module 9), MSc candidates also study a course in advanced research methods and statistics and complete a research project resulting in submission of a dissertation examined by viva-voce.

The mark for each module is weighted according to the value of its credits in producing the overall mark. The methods of examination are consistent with those required by the BPS Division of Neuropsychology


Qual. Programme Title Programme Code UK/EU Full-time UK/EU Part-time Overseas Full-time Overseas Part-time
MSc Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology TMSICHSAPN01 £9,250
£22,100 N/A

For further information about fees please see the UCL Fees page.

MSc Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology

UK Candidates

First degree in psychology equivalent to BPS accredited honours degree or BPS conversion diploma. Students must obtain the BPS graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC). It is the responsibility of the student to obtain GBC before accepting a place on the programme.

Overseas Candidates

Psychology graduates who qualified overseas (or professional psychologists who do not wish to practice in the UK) should obtain graduate basis for chartered membership with the British Psychological Society before starting the applied course.

How to Apply

Applications are made direct to UCL. You may apply online or download the application forms in pdf format.

To apply visit UCL admissions website


The closing date for applications to start in autumn 2014 is Wednesday 30th April 2014.

Once applications are complete (including transcripts and both references) they are sent by UCL Admissions to us the department. Although applications for 2014-15 are now open most applications will be assessed together after the closing date.

If places are still available we will accept applications after the April deadline. The UCL final deadline for applications is the 1st August 2014.

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