The MSc in Rehabilitation Psychology provides training in research and clinical skills relevant to physical rehabilitation and rehabilitation psychology within healthcare settings. The course will be of interest to psychology graduates and those working as Assistant Psychologists as part of a multidisciplinary team, conducting rehabilitation research, or as a preparation for clinical training.
It will enable Assistant and Associate Psychologists to work more effectively in rehabilitation settings and to gain a theoretical grounding in the field. By expanding their research skills they will be able to foster evidence-based clinical practice.
This course includes shared teaching on some modules within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and is particularly concerned with rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions.
It shares some modules with the MSc in Health Psychology and the MSc in Applied Neuropsychology, but has its own distinct contribution to make in both health and clinical psychology.
- Teaching within the Institute is informed by current research. We believe that research and teaching should be developed and delivered to help students and staff make a difference in the real world
- In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, 95% of the Institute's research was rated as 'International' with 70% 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (with Nottingham University Business School)
- The wider School of Psychology was awarded 24/24 in the latest Teaching Quality Assessment, with a commendation for teaching
- The Institute is proud to welcome a truly international community and, although this course provides training in skills that are relevant to the UK's National Health Service, it will also provide an excellent foundation in Rehabilitation Psychology for international students
This course will give you an excellent understanding of the research and clinical skills relevant to physical rehabilitation within the National Health Service.
You will be required to study a number of core modules:
- Clinical Skills
- Cognitive Assessment
- Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Literature Review
- Core Research Methods
- Health and Clinical Research Methods
- Theoretical Foundation of Rehabilitation
- Theories in Health Psychology
In addition, you will choose from a number of approved optional modules, giving you the flexibility to tailor the course to your personal interests and feed into your research project.
Optional modules on offer may include:
- Attention, Perception and Language
- Chronic Illness, Disability and Stress
- Foundations of Neuropsychology
- Health Across the Lifespan
- Healthcare Contexts
- Learning Disabilities
- Memory & Executive Function
- Practice & Evaluation of Health Interventions
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake a rehabilitation research project. This is your opportunity to complete a major piece of independent research under the supervision of a suitably experienced member of academic staff.
The MSc in Rehabilitation Psychology is delivered on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years.
The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth of core and optional taught modules and a 60-credit research project.
Part-time students on this course are taught alongside full-time students and the choice of modules (and therefore the timetable) is flexible and a matter for agreement between student and course director. In all cases, part-time students can access a wide range of teaching and learning facilities remotely via the student portal.