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Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology MSc

The Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology MSc is currently the only paediatric programme in the UK that is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and students who successfully complete the programme are deemed to have completed the academic components of the BPS professional Qualification in Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology (QiCN).

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/node/955/2019

Key information

Programme starts

September 2020

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 1 November 2019
Close: 24 July 2020

Tuition fees (2020/21)

UK/EU:
£11,390 (FT)
£5,660 (PT)
Overseas:
£26,380 (FT)
£13,130 (PT)


Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website.

Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma with fees set accordingly.
Accreditation:

The British Psychological Society (BPS) views the QiCN as the 'gold standard' for practitioners in clinical neuropsychology and considers that graduates of this MSc have successfully completed the academic components (Knowledge and Research Dimensions) of the QiCN.

The third component of the QiCN is the Practice dimension, which is examined by the BPS. 

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas equivalent. Applicants are required to be qualified clinical or educational psychologists or educational psychologists as recognised by the Health and Care Professsions Council.

Applicants with a Psychology BSc but who are not yet clinical or educational psychologists should apply for Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology MSc.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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About this degree

You will develop an understanding of the techniques, methods and contemporary findings in the field. You will be trained to interpret clinical case presentations within the context of current scientific findings of developmental brain-behaviour relationships and gain knowledge of the major professional, ethical and service delivery issues in assessment and rehabilitative work.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. All modules in this programme are non-condonable requiring a pass mark of at least 50%

The programme consists of eight compulsory modules (120 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full time nine months and part-time two years) is offered. All modules in this programme are non-condonable requiring a pass mark of at least 50%

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PGDip in Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology.

Compulsory modules

The list of modules below is subject to change by the time of enrolment as well as module content and availability.

  • Introduction to Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Professional Issues for Paediatric Neuropsychologists
  • Development of Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Neural Systems
  • Developmental Disorders and Neuropsychological Profiles
  • Infant and Neurodevelopmental Assessment
  • Assessment of Neuropsychological Disorders and Functional Implications
  • Advanced Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developing Clinical Formulations and Interventions
  • Paediatric Neuropsychology Research Project

Modules are delivered as blocks of study, normally over five consecutive week days. Face to face contact for each of these days is normally from 9:30 to 5:30 pm.

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this programme.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Dissertation/report

You will undertake a systematic review and an independent research project which culminates in a substantial report and an oral presentation.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through lectures, group seminars, video demonstrations and directed self-study time (reading, essay, seminar preparations). Assessment is by two essay journal papers (up to 3,000 words each), two commentary papers (up to 1,500 words each) and four 90-minute unseen examinations. Students on the MSc in Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology will also be assessed by a research portfolio and a research portfolio presentation. 

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Funding

Visit the funding and studentship pages of the GOS ICH website for details of funding available to students, including the GOS ICH bursary.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

The programme meets the requirements of the Knowledge and Research dimensions of the BPS QiCN, which confers eligibility for entry onto the BPS Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Employability

The programme provides you with the knowledge and research components required to work as clinical paediatric neuropsychologists in the UK as part of the QiCN.

Why study this degree at UCL?

This 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 Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH) and other related neuroscience and psychology departments within UCL. We also invite external speakers who are international experts within their area of specialism.

UCL GOS ICH has a very close relationship with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and much of its research and teaching are carried out on a joint basis.

Accreditation:

The British Psychological Society (BPS) views the QiCN as the 'gold standard' for practitioners in clinical neuropsychology and considers that graduates of this MSc have successfully completed the academic components (Knowledge and Research Dimensions) of the QiCN.

The third component of the QiCN is the Practice dimension, which is examined by the BPS. 

Department: Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £80 for online applications and £120 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

The clinical route is open to qualified clinical and educational psychologists on the Health and Care Professions Council Register. 

Application deadlines

All applicants
24 July 2020

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study/research Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology at graduate level
  • why you want to study Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go (professionally) with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

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