Course Title Applied Clinical Neuropsychology
Qualification M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip exit only
Duration One Year (Full-Time)
Closing Date 31st July annually
Next Intake September annually

The human brain is generally regarded as a complex web of adaptations built into the nervous system, even though no one knows how.

- Michael Gazzaniga 2000

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.

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Students will join a vibrant community of academics and clinicians at the Academic Unit of Neurology, 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.


The course includes 10 x 5 ECTS Modules, 1 x 10 ECTS module an additional 30 ECTS Research Project to create a MSc 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.


Modules 1-12 include:

  • M01: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Issues in Neuropsychology (5ECTS)
  • M02: Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy in Modern Neuropsychology (5ECTS)
  • M03: Acquired Brain Injury, Concussion and Epilepsy (5ECTS)
  • M04: Neurovascular Disorders (5ECTS)
  • M05: Neuro-disability and Rehabilitation (5ECTS)
  • M06: Neuroscience, Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging for Clinical Research in Neuropsychology (5ECTS)
  • M07: Applied Clinical Psychology (5ECTS)
  • M08: The Emotional Brain (5ECTS)
  • M09: Neurodegenerative Conditions and Clinical Neuropsychology (5ECTS)
  • M10: The Ageing Brain and Dementia (5ECTS)
  • M11:Advanced Research Methods (10 ECTS)
  • M12: Research Dissertation (30 ECTS )

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees


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, see for further details. 


To apply, click on the relevant Apply Link here


Course Director: Professor Niall Pender

Course Coordinator: Professor Marie McCarthy