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Clinical Neuropsychiatry MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Start date
Full-time, part-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught

Annual tuition fee for 2022/23:
UK: £9,810 full-time
International: £25,740 full-time
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Clinical Neuropsychiatry MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate (Video transcript)

This interdisciplinary programme is for experienced professionals working with people with neuropsychiatric disorders associated with neurodegeneration, brain injury, and other neurological illness (principally doctors, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, clinical psychologists and psychologists intending to become clinical psychologists).

Birmingham Masters Scholarships

We are offering over 200 awards of £2,000 to support the brightest and best applicants wishing to undertake Masters study at the University during 2022-23.

The deadline for applications is Friday 1 July 2022.

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The programme is also open to psychology and other neuroscience graduates who want to develop their academic and clinical skills.


Why study this course?

The MSc Clinical Neuropsychiatry will provide you with:

  • the ability to investigate and treat neuropsychiatric disorders
  • the ability to appraise research in neuropsychiatry critically
  • knowledge of philosophical, legal, ethical and policy related issues in neuropsychiatry

As part of the course you will be offered the chance to attend a research day/seminar which is open to 1st and 2nd year students. It includes:

  • the opportunity for you to have your research proposals reviewed
  • a session on submitting proposals to the ethics committee
  • further advice on qualitative and quantitative research


Full time is usually over 2 afternoons per week and/or and some 3 day blocks.  

Part time is usually 1 afternoon per week and/or some 3 day blocks. 

*These modules are available on a stand-alone basis. For more details click on the module title.




  • UK: £9,810 full-time; £4,905 part-time
  • International: £24,480 full-time; £12,870 part-time

Self funding students can choose to pay in instalments by direct debit.

Learn more about fees and funding.

Are you an international applicant?

All international applicants to this course will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £2,000 on receipt of an offer, to secure their place.

Find out more about the deposit >>.


Postgraduate Loans for Masters students

As a UK resident you can apply for a government loan for postgraduate Masters study. This is a contribution towards the costs of study and whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs will be at the discretion of the student.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Loan.

Birmingham Masters Scholarships

We are offering over 200 awards of £2,000 to support the brightest and best applicants wishing to undertake Masters study at the University during 2022-23.

The deadline for applications is Friday 1 July 2022.

Apply now  

How To Apply

Before you make your application

You may wish to register your interest with us to receive regular news and updates on postgraduate life within this Department and the wider University.

Making your application

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Our Standard Requirements

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). For further details see here.

Learn more about entry requirements 

Non UK/EU applicants are advised to apply as early as they can so that all necessary paperwork can be completed prior to starting the programme.

International Requirements

International Students

Academic requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

English to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).

If you need help with your English language skills then support is available.

The English for Academic Purposes Presessional course is for international students who have a conditional offer to study at the University, but who do not currently meet the English language requirements. The course is tailored to your level of English and allows you to meet the English language requirements for your programme without retaking IELTS. The EAP programme runs throughout the year and offers different programme lengths ranging from 42 weeks to 6 weeks. The length of course you need depends on your future course, your existing IELTS score and the English level you need for your university degree.

Find out more about the English for Academic Purposes Presessional course.

As a Birmingham student, you will be joining the academic elite and will have the privilege of learning from world-leading experts, as well as from your peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.

In the first year, part-time you attend for one afternoon per week for the first ten weeks and then two three-day blocks followed by one afternoon per week in the last ten weeks. In the second year there are four three-day blocks and one afternoon per week in the final ten weeks. Full-time students attend all of the sessions in one year.

Lectures are by 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 course is academic in nature and you are expected to use the basic content as a springboard for further self-study. All programme presentations and materials are available on Canvas (the University’s on-line learning platform) for follow up after lectures.

You will also have access to a comprehensive support system that will assist and encourage you, including personal tutors and welfare tutors who can help with both academic and welfare issues.

Assessment Methods

Assessment on the MSc Clinical Neuropsychiatry is via a variety of short answer exams, 1500-3000 word essays, case histories, analysing research papers and a dissertation.

What have our students gone on to do?

Suraj Pal Singh (alumni) shares his thoughts about the programme.

Students completing the MSc Clinical Neuropsychiatry have enhanced their employability in a number of ways.

  • Students have used the MSc as a springboard to other courses including D.Clin.Psychol, graduate entry medical training and PhD qualifications
  • Students in settled career paths have used to course to enhance their career prospects within their existing profession by becoming expert practitioners in the area of neuropsychiatry.

Careers support for postgraduate students

Careers Network – We can help you get ahead in the job market and develop your career

We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market.

Here are just a few ways in which we can help postgraduates to get ahead:

  • Careers Networking opportunities
  • Effective careers strategy toolkit
  • Year planner for all postgraduate students
  • Masters Career Coaching Workshops
  • One to one careers guidance

The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. They also have a dedicated careers website for international students where you can find useful resources and information.

For more information visit the Careers Network website.

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