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MSc Hypnosis in Research, Medicine and Clinical Practice

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

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.

Key information

Next start date:

January 2019, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Required subjects:

Psychology or subject related to Medicine or Clinical Practice (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing or Allied Health Professionals)

Entry requirements:

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.

Course details

Full entry requirements

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Careers

You will learn and acquire the full range of skills necessary to succeed in both clinical and academic fields in areas such as the National Health Service, private healthcare, and university postgraduate research.

Your next career steps once you graduate will depend on previous experience.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

What our staff say

Dr Ben Parris

We have clinico-medical practitioners of hypnosis from the Royal Society of Medicine teaching on the course as well as leading researchers at BU.