Neuropsychology degree – MSc – Bath Spa University

Psychology in Practice (Applied Neuropsychology)


Postgraduate degree

Key facts

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We're generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent.

Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

Please contact our admissions team for more information:

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.

You'll focus your studies on brain function after disease and injury. Understanding the way the brain operates can help us treat dementia, strokes, depression, psychosis, ADHD and other similar conditions.

This course looks at different ways in which the brain operates, and shows how these operations are underpinned by someone's social and environmental world.

What you'll learn


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

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

Course structure

There are two main modules within this course:

  • 'Social Neuropsychology of Mental Health' – this module explores mental health
  • 'Clinical Neuropsychology' – this module looks at how the brain develops and operates

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 professional psychological skills.


How will I be assessed?

A range of coursework focuses on the key skills you’d need to use in practice.

How will I be taught?

You'll be taught in lectures and seminars.



This course is designed for people interested in working in mental health, rehabilitation or 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:


Please note: Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not generally eligible for the UK (Home) fee status. Please refer to the international student rate. Irish citizens and those granted Settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme are eligible for UK (Home) fee status. There are also other circumstances where this may apply: See UKCISA for more information.

UK students full time

Course fees
2022/23 entry £8,065
2023/24 entry Published Jan 2023
2024/25 entry Published Jan 2024

UK students part time

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

2022/23 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 £4,033
Year 2 Published Jan 2023

2023/24 Entry

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

2024/25 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2024
Year 2 Published Jan 2025

International students full time

Course fees
2022/23 entry £15,600
2023/24 entry Published Jan 2023
2024/25 entry Published Jan 2024

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

We’re 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

You’ll need 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 gained 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

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