This course within the Department of Pyschology is designed to equip you with the critical, methodological and practical skills that are necessary for advancement and development in the areas of clinical and academic hypnosis.
You will be based in the Department of Psychology at BU and the course is also supported by the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. It has been developed to meet the needs of practising healthcare professionals and research psychologists with key units being taught over weekends or condensed into one week, and the other units being taught on just two days a week with the option of part-time study available.
You can opt to exit the course with either a PG Cert or PG Dip qualification after taking relevant units. The full MSc qualification will be ideal for graduate students with plans for a future in clinical / medical practice and those looking to be trained in the research methods required for PhD level study.
A key benefit of the MSc is that it contributes a minimum of 72 hours towards the European Certificate of Hypnosis, awarded by the European Society of Hypnosis. If you are studying for a PG Cert or PG Dip you will gain credits towards the European Certificate of Hypnosis (and CPD if required).
You will be trained in the use of hypnosis and will be able to apply it in a range of clinical and research settings depending on your profession and experience. Graduates without a clinical background will be qualified to use hypnosis in ethically approved research protocols, and in clinical and medical settings in the presence of, and following a request from, a suitably qualified clinical or medical specialist.
The course is unique in that it is taught by leading researchers and clinico-medical practitioners of hypnosis from the Royal Society of Medicine.
Next start date:
January 2019, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Psychology or subject related to Medicine or Clinical Practice (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing or Allied Health Professionals)
For 2019 entry: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 or equivalent in a required subject . If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.