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Hi all, I’m a little confused about the routes into neuroscience in the UK and was wondering if anyone could help?

I have an undergrad degree in psychology and want to study a masters in neuroscience with the goal of becoming a neuropsychologist.
However I really don’t know the best way to go about this.

Do you have to do a doctorate in clinical psychology then a further qualification?

The degree I want to study is translational neuroscience in Sheffield. What career options would this give me?

I’m open to suggestions about alternative routes into neuroscience, I’m currently feeling a bit lost and defeated by graduate life and any advice to help me start my career would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
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(Original post by novaqueen4)
Hi all, I’m a little confused about the routes into neuroscience in the UK and was wondering if anyone could help?

I have an undergrad degree in psychology and want to study a masters in neuroscience with the goal of becoming a neuropsychologist.
However I really don’t know the best way to go about this.

Do you have to do a doctorate in clinical psychology then a further qualification?

The degree I want to study is translational neuroscience in Sheffield. What career options would this give me?

I’m open to suggestions about alternative routes into neuroscience, I’m currently feeling a bit lost and defeated by graduate life and any advice to help me start my career would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
I'm going to admit now I'm not a neuropsychologist and only have a loose awareness of this field and its requirements, but until someone more qualified can come and provide a response, I'll offer up what little knowledge I can on this.

1) I currently work in the department that teaches that MSc course in Sheffield, I can tell you that course focuses largely on molecular level neuroscience with a view to training people well for a neuroscience based research career (lab based research, perhaps clinical work to an extent). They have apparently had some people go onto training for neuropsychology afterwards but this would likely be the exception rather than the rule.

2) Was your first course an accredited psychology course? According to the BPS website (https://careers.bps.org.uk/area/neur...o-i-become-one) you need an accredited Course. This course in sheffield is not an accredited course unfortunately so won't be able to help there, you would likely need to do an additional set of exams to get the relevant qualifications for practice if you did do this course

3) You may find some more appropriate courses here (https://www.findamasters.com/masters...ropsychology/?70MnY2P400 )
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