Msc Psychology in Practice (Neuropsychology)

Psychology in Practice (Neuropsychology)

MSc

Postgraduate degree

    Key facts

    Award
    MSc Psychology in Practice (Neuropsychology)
    School/s
    School of Sciences (School of Study)
    Campus or location
    Corsham Court
    Course length
    One year full time or two years part time.

    Entry requirements

    We are looking for a good pass in an undergraduate psychology course. This might be joint with another topic but some psychological research methods are needed. If you have clinical experience since your degree but didn’t attain an upper second, please contact the course leader.

    Please contact our admissions team for more information: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk.

    An applied psychology Master's, aimed at those who wish to work in mental health and rehabilitation, or pursue a career in research.

    • Study current and emerging theories of brain function.
    • Learn how such research can be used in clinical settings.
    • Develop the skills you'll need to undertake a professional doctorate.

    This Psychology in Practice Master's degree offers opportunities to learn about areas of specific applied psychology.

    On the Neuropyschology pathway, you'll focus your studies on brain function after disease and injury. Understanding the way the brain operates can help us treat problems such as dementia and stroke, as well as depression, psychosis, ADHD, and other similar conditions.

    You'll look at the most recent research and discover how it can be used to help people that are experiencing chronic problems of all kinds.

    This Master's is also available for study via a Work, Health and Wellbeing pathway.

    What you'll learn

    Overview

    This MSc in Psychology aims to give you experience of the types of skills you need to flourish in clinic, as well as a more conceptual understanding of contemporary issues in applied psychology.

    The course is designed to help with doctoral level applications, but we also offer an overview of grassroots community psychology to cover the types of NHS or third-sector employment students seek after graduation. We aim to deepen your understanding of the challenges of the practicing psychologist, and to make the next level of your career more accessible.

    Course structure

    There are two distinct modules within this pathway:

    • 'Social Neuropsychology of Mental Health' – this module explores mental health
    • 'Clinical Neuropsychology' – this module looks at brain trauma and disease

    These modules aim to teach theory building and how to use new research to inform clinical practice. The modules are designed for those interested in clinical practice, third-sector rehabilitation or a research career.

    Other modules will focus on more generic professional psychological skills, which you will study alongside those on the Health and Work pathway.

    How will I be assessed?

    There is a range of coursework focusing on key skills you would need to use in practice. One module requires you to give a reflective account of your own clinical experience that you either have or plan to gain independently of the course.

    How will I be taught?

    You will be taught in lectures and seminars. All assignments are based around practical research skills to add in future careers.

    Opportunities

    Careers

    The MSc Psychology in Practice has been designed for people who want to work in applied settings. The Neuropsychology pathway is for people interested in working in mental health, rehabilitation, or a career in research. The Master's is designed to support an application for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, but you might prefer a research doctorate, or to add weight to current practice.

    Facilities and resources

    Where the subject is taught

    This course is taught at Corsham Court.

    You'll also have access to a range of facilities at Newton Park campus including the Psychology Labs and physiological psychology apparatus (eye-tracking, EEG, TMS). We also have a large neuropsychological test bank, including a wealth of tests for executive problems, visuospatial deficits, dyslexia, ADHD and more. 

    Other Bath Spa facilities include:

    Fees

    UK and EU students full time

    Course fees
    2020/21 entry £7,600
    2021/22 entry Published Jan 2021
    2022/23 entry Published Jan 2022

    UK and EU students part time

    Fees shown below are for part time study over two years, although some courses may be available over longer periods.

    2020/21 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 £3,800
    Year 2 Published Jan 2021

    2021/22 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 Published Jan 2021
    Year 2 Published Jan 2022

    2022/23 Entry

    Course fees
    Year 1 Published Jan 2022
    Year 2 Published Jan 2023

    International students full time

    Course fees
    2020/21 entry £14,700
    2021/22 entry Published Jan 2021
    2022/23 entry Published Jan 2022

    Interested in applying?

    What we look for in potential students

    We are looking for people who are thinking of working in the clinical world, either as a professional psychologist or for a third-sector company. You must have an interest in theory building and reading new research.

    Typical offers

    We are looking for a good pass in an undergraduate psychology course. This might be joint with another topic but some psychological research methods are needed. If you have clinical experience since your degree but didn’t attain an upper second, please contact the course leader.

    How do I apply?

    Ready to apply? Click the 'apply now' button in the centre of this page.

    Need more guidance? Head to our how to apply pages.

    Admissions service: +44 (0)1225 876 180
    Email: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk
    Course leader: Alison Lee
    Email: a.c.lee@bathspa.ac.uk

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