The requirements for embarking upon this degree are:
- A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 or equivalent in a required subject (Psychology or subject related to Medicine or Clinical Practice (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing or Allied Health Professionals).
- Those with less standard/traditional qualifications with additional or relevant experience will also be considered, especially when applying for the PCCert Hypnosis in Research, Medicine and Clinical Practice or CPD.
- A satisfactory Personal Statement on the Application Form showing evidence of motivation and/or experience to study the main topics of the programmes is required.Two satisfactory references are required.Applicants without an undergraduate Psychology degree are expected to have a GCSE in Mathematics with at least a grade C or overseas equivalent.
If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the Future Students Enquiry Team for more information.
Months of entry
This course 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 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. It is also 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 course is that it contributes a minimum of 72 hours towards the European Certificate of Hypnosis, awarded by the European Society of Hypnosis.
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.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.
Fees and funding
For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Future Students Enquiry Team
- +44 (0)1202 961 916