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Professor Susan Millns, Dean of the Graduate College

    How do you want to study?


    2 years


    Tunbridge Wells



    Applications for 2022 are now closed. If you would like further information please contact Hannah Tubb at: pgneuropsych@canterbury.ac.uk 

    Improve your knowledge of clinical neuropsychology for professional CPD or to count fully toward the 'knowledge' component of the adult clinical neuropsychology QiCN/SRCN, with our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited postgraduate diploma.

    The course is delivered 100% online and is supported by a variety of materials, including pre-recorded lectures, live webinars, facilitated student activities, required and recommended reading lists, and web-based and university database resources. The course is structured in its learning design and timeframes, though is largely self-directed and self-paced so you can adapt to fit your schedule and lifestyle.

    Why study Clinical Neuropsychology?

    This PGDip is one of several postgraduate professional degrees in psychology offered by the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology.

      All about the course

      You will study six 20 credit modules. Each module covers five learning themes.

      Entry requirements

      HCPC Registered Practitioner Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (you will need to provide a HCPC registration number and doctoral level equivalent education with thesis). Membership or eligibility for full membership with your British Psychological Society (BPS) division (i.e., DCP or DCoP).

      Additionally, if you are interested in applying you will be provided guidance and a framework to map or show us that your training, supervised practice, and/or CPD meets selected generic competencies set out in the ‘Competencies Framework for Clinical Neuropsychologists’ (CFCN: 2012).

      If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for HCPC registration and this postgraduate course.

      HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist

      Module information

      Core/optional modules

      *Modules subject to validation

      How you’ll learn

      This is an online course and is made up of three 15-week academic trimesters per year.

      Trimesters start in September, January, and May annually. You should expect to dedicate between about 10 to 15 hours per week in academic study/activities.

      At the beginning of the course you will take part in a 1-day online videoconference orientation, which will include orientation to and training on how to use the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE). You will be allocated to a small learning group of students of 4 to 6 each, and will have facilitated opportunities to learn with this and other smaller and larger learning communities. Participation in this online community accounts for 20% of each module mark.

      Your online learning will be supported by a variety of material, including pre-recorded lectures, podcasts, and multi-media. These are all designed to be in manageable segments, that you can take at your own pace.

      Other material includes ‘foundational’ and ‘advanced’ reading from e-books, e-journals, and tutor approved web-based material.

      You will be expected to contribute to and engage in discussion boards with other students. Tutors will set tasks, debates, questions and critiques etc. 

      There will be four live webinars per trimester. These will include discussions about the course and provide an opportunity for you to speak to tutors and other students.

      Our library offers e-books, e-journals and databases/search engines, which are all accessible to registered students.

      You have completed a professional doctoral level equivalent higher education degree that was taught and assessed entirely in English.


      You have IELTS scores equivalent to those required for HCPC registration: 7.0 or higher with no less than 6.5 in writing, reading, speaking, and listening.


      HCPC registration.

      Please note that if you have a clinical neuropsychology Masters, doctorate, and/or license as a clinical neuropsychologist from a non-UK country you should seek HCPC registration and full division membership or proof of eligibility with the BPS. 'Clinical Neuropsychologist' is not currently a protected title in the UK, and therefore your credentials should be assessed by the HCPC to see if they qualify you for HCPC registration.

      Our expert teaching team will share their professional experiences and thought, whilst ensuring you are part of the course’s online student learning community.

      Dr Jerry BurgessCourse Director

      How you’ll be assessed

      You will be assessed using a number of formats designed to tap into the different skills you are expected to develop during your course. These include timed online secure exams, topic papers, team project, your involvement in the online community and two clinical case reports.

      Your future career

      The course will improve your knowledge and skills, and enhance your employment opportunities in clinical neuropsychology, and if pre-qualified, allows you to pursue the next ‘practice’ stage of the pathway to the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN) or BPS Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).


      2022/23 tuition fees for this course

        UK Overseas
      Full-time N/A N/A
      Part-time £3,725 £5,870

      20% Alumni Discount

      We offer alumni discounts on CCCU Postgraduate Taught, PGCE Primary and Secondary, and Masters by Research courses for eligible students.

      Find out if you're eligible for the discount.


      Important Information on Tuition Fees

      Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

      There will be an annual inflationary increase in tuition fees for this course where the course lasts more than one academic year. For further information read the 2022/23 Tuition fee statements and continuing fee information.

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      2 years


      Tunbridge Wells