This MSc programme is specially designed for healthcare professionals working in adult rehabilitation. The modules aim to develop both practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the psychology of rehabilitation, appropriate for those working with a range of adult patient groups.
The course is particularly attractive to experienced clinicians wishing to develop an in-depth understanding of rehabilitative processes, and to implement rehabilitative strategies with specialised patient groups in their own clinical setting.
The MSc in Rehabilitation Studies has been developed by NHS healthcare professionals and is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of tutors including psychologists, counsellors, and hearing therapists to ensure that each module draws on the most recent developments in theory and practice.
As well as offering a full MSc, we welcome applicants who wish to pursue individual modules as continuing professional development. If taken with assessment, students may accumulate credits from the individual modules to be considered for a post graduate certificate (60 credits), Diploma (120 credits) or full MSc (180) in Rehabilitative Studies (Flexible Credit Accumulation, FCA)
Outline of programme
The majority of our modules is not based around specific disorders, but instead focus on specialist skills such as evaluating research or behaviour change and adaptation, providing a broad professional underpinning to practice, with a range of patient groups. This way, the whole course is relevant to each student, irrespective of the particular patient group with which you work. There are, however, specific optional courses that are targeted more specifically at working with particular patient groups, for example, “Adult Aural Rehabilitation: Teaching Communication skills to hearing impaired adults” or “Cognitive Functioning and Rehabilitation” targeted at working with adults with acquired intellectual impairments such as dementias.
* Theoretical Foundations of Rehabilitation
* Behavioural Change and Adaptation
* Evaluating Research (e)
* Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare (e)
* Qualitative Research Methods for Health Services
* Quantitative Analysis (e)
* Dissertation in Rehabilitation Studies
* Counselling Skills*
* Adult Aural Rehabiliation – Communication Skills*
* Cognitive Functioning and Rehabilitation*
Students also focus in detail on their chosen interests when completing their research dissertation in an area of their choice, supported by a supervisor with relevant specialist expertise. Areas of particular research strength include qualitative research methods, psychology of older age, memory, health psychology, cognitive neuroscience, audiology, balance, tinnitus, diabetes care. Students have access to modern, purpose-built clinical research facilities including specialist interview rooms and soundproofed booths.
We use a range of teaching methods, including small-group seminars, workshops, and self-paced e-learning, with a strong focus on reflective practice to ensure that learning outcomes are both practical and relevant. Our lecturers are experienced in working with adult learners, and the timetable is geared towards students in full-time employment, with courses all being structured as two to three full or half day workshops, or e-learning.