Why study MSc Clinical & Developmental Neuropsychology at BU?

  • Benefit from the expert knowledge of our academics who conduct cutting-edge research in rare cognitive neuropsychological disorders as well as more common clinical and neuropsychological conditions 
  • Study a variety of modules ranging from diagnostic assessments and treatments of patients with brain injury to units on neural and cognitive development in childhood, including atypical developments like dyslexia, autism and ADHD  
  • Learn transferable skills such as interpreting, presenting and writing research as well as writing specific research and grant proposals 
  • Apply for a highly-competitive placement, which will take place in either a specialist education or clinical setting, and gain valuable experience learning from professionals working in these fields 
  • Gain a unique and relevant qualification if you wish to become a researcher in this area and/or seek further professional development  
  • Opportunity to work with the Psychology Research Group at BU, offering invaluable experience for those wanting to do PhD-level research. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

“I undertook my placement at the stroke unit in Poole Hospital. I got real-life experience administering neuropsychological assessments as well as the opportunity to shadow a clinical neuropsychologist. This experience was extremely helpful when applying for jobs after graduation.”

Milla Rasanen, Psychometric Facilitator, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Placement opportunities

We have strong collaborations with local placement providers and clinical partners giving you the opportunity to enhance your employability post graduation. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, January 2025, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


September start: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, January start: 1 year full-time (no part-time start option for January). From January 2025 the January course duration will be 16 months.

Required subjects:

Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Statistics

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components. For more information check out our full entry requirements.