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
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.

Due to Covid-19, we have made some changes to teaching and learning for the 2020-21 academic year: we have blended high-quality virtual engagement with in-person teaching on campus when possible. Blended learning will continue to some extent in the 2021-22 academic year and we will continue to keep the situation under review in light of ongoing Government guidance. If you’re planning on joining us in September 2021 we will communicate with you about specific details of how your course is taught nearer the time.


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.

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

Please note: Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland are no longer eligible for the UK (Home) fee status. Please refer to the international student rate.

UK students full time

Course fees
2021/22 entry £7,790
2022/23 entry Published Jan 2022
2023/24 entry Published Jan 2023

UK students part time

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

2021/22 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 £3,895
Year 2 Published Jan 2022

2022/23 Entry

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

2023/24 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2023
Year 2 Published Jan 2024

International students full time

Course fees
2021/22 entry £15,070
2022/23 entry Published Jan 2022
2023/24 entry Published Jan 2023

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.

Want to apply for this year? 

Many of our postgraduate courses have a limited number of student spaces. To avoid the disappointment of the course being full, we recommend that you apply now.

Late applications (generally those made after 31 July) will only be considered if places remain on the course.

Need more information or still have questions? Contact us to discuss your situation.

Course leader: Alison Lee
Email: a.c.lee@bathspa.ac.uk

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