Applied Clinical Neuropsychology (M.Sc.)

NFQ Level 9
1 year full-time
12 Places


Course Overview

Please note that due to an unprecedented number of applications this year, the application portal for Applied Clinical Neuropsychology will close in one week, on 31st May 2024. Applications for the 2025/2026 academic year will open in November 2024.

This new Masters programme is the first of its kind in Ireland and has been designed for psychology graduates with a keen interest in neuropsychology. 

Students will join a vibrant community of academics and clinicians at the Academic Unit of Neurology in Trinity's School of Medicine, and acquire a unique interdisciplinary, research-led learning experience, from experts in neurology, neuropsychology and neuroscience.

Students will develop an understanding of key research methodologies used in the assessment of brain-behaviour relationships together with an extensive knowledge of the different clinical presentations, diagnostic issues and neuropsychological profiles of a broad range of neurological disorders and diseases. Students will explore key concepts in neurorehabilitation and relevant therapies in the clinical care and management of these complex neurological conditions.

Students will be encouraged to adopt a clinical scientist / practitioner approach to their learning. Innovative assessment methods will reflect real life examples of the working lives of clinical and research neuropsychologists and cognitive / behavioural neurologists, whilst adhering to best academic practices in teaching and learning in higher education. Students will be offered the option of ‘clinical shadowing visits’ in neurology and neuropsychology clinics in local teaching hospitals to enrich their learning experience.

Is This Course For Me?

This programme has been designed to equip psychology graduates with the underpinning knowledge and skills desired for assistant/research psychology posts, or for those who wish to pursue clinical / educational psychology/counselling training or entry to a Ph.D. research programme.

Career Opportunities

This course will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for further clinical training, such as clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology, or a career in clinical research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments with a focus on clinical neuropsychology.

Course Structure

The course includes 10 x 5 ECTS Modules, 1 x 10 ECTS module an additional 30 ECTS Research Project to create a M.Sc. degree (90 ECTS). An exit postgraduate diploma of 60 ECTS is created by the 11 x 5 ECTS Taught Modules and 1 x10 ECTS module in Advanced Research Methods.

Course Content

Modules include: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Issues in Neuropsychology; Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy in Modern Neuropsychology; Acquired Brain Injury, Concussion and Epilepsy; Neurovascular Disorders; Neuro-disability and Rehabilitation; Neuroscience, Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging for Clinical Research in Neuropsychology; Applied Clinical Psychology; The Emotional Brain; Neurodegenerative Conditions and Clinical Neuropsychology; The Ageing Brain and Dementia; Advanced Research Methods; Research Dissertation.

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Study Applied Clinical Neuropsychology (M.Sc.) at Trinity

Professor Niall Pender, Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, introduces the M.Sc. in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology at Trinity College Dublin.

Course Details


NFQ Level 9

Number of Places

12 Places

Next Intake

September 2024

Course Coordinator

Professor Marie McCarthy

Course Director

Professor Niall Pender

Closing Date

31st July 2024

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Admission Requirements

Applicants will be required to hold at least a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (2.1) in Psychology from a recognised university course, which confers eligibility for graduate registration with the Psychological Society of Ireland or equivalent professional body in the case of overseas applicants.

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, you can learn more at:

Course Fees

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Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 8963556


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