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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Clinical Neuropsychiatry

This interdisciplinary Clinical Neuropsychiatry programme from University of Birmingham is for experienced professionals working with people with neuropsychiatric disorders associated with neurodegeneration, brain injury, and other neurological illness.

Quick Facts

Full-Time Duration: TBA
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £26,640 per year full-time (MSc)
£13,320 per year part-time (MSc)
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Clinical neuropsychiatry is a rapidly expanding field at the interface between neurology and psychiatry. Thanks to their unique range of skills, neuropsychiatrists are in an ideal position to diagnose and treat brain pathologies resulting in specific alterations of patients’ behaviour and cognition. Neuropsychiatry is a particularly versatile fields, as neuropsychiatric conditions encompass the whole lifespan, from neurodevelopmental disorders to neurodegenerative pathologies.

Courses included:

  • Brain and Mind
  • Brain Injury
  • Common Neuropsychiatric Disorders
  • Dissertation
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Research Methods in Neuropsychiatry
  • Tourettes Syndrome

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology

Why study this course?

  • The programme is well established and has been running for over 20 years.
  • Your lectures will be delivered by world experts in the field including subject specialists, NHS clinicians, service users and carers. Many of the lectures are from visiting experts who practice and/or research in their specific field.
  • The programme consists of multidisciplinary content enabling you to explore philosophical, legal, ethical and policy issues within neuropsychiatry.
  • This is an interdisciplinary Masters programme covering all the main aspects of neuropsychiatry, from bench to bedside.
  • You will gain an understanding and experience of effectively investigating and managing a broad range of neuropsychiatric disorders. You will also develop your ability to critically appraise research in the field.


A good relevant degree (at 2:1 or equivalent) and experience of working with the client group, or an appropriate professional qualification at sub-degree level and five years experience of working with the client group. The University accepts Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

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