Entry requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a related degree. Applicants with five months or more relevant clinical experience is desirable. Other subjects and qualifications with relevant work experience ie. be a registered practitioner in the field of Neurorehabilitation (or occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, exercise and rehabilitation sciences) or from professions allied to medicine will be considered on an individual basis and applicants will be required to attend an interview. The course will not further clinical skills, nor will it lead to registration from the UK professional governing bodies, but rather it focuses on developing the practitioner’s ability to conduct and evaluate neurorehabilitation research. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Full time = 1 year; Part Time = 2 years.Applicants can also study stand-alone modules as an Associate student.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This advanced academic course is designed for new graduates as well as professional practitioners in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and other rehabilitation sciences with a special interest in neurorehabilitation.

The course focuses on developing practitioner’s ability to conduct and evaluate neurorehabilitation research. It offers the opportunity to acquire advanced theoretical knowledge, a deeper understanding of research and the ability to critically appraise scientific literature.

Brunel also offers some modules from this programme as a CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development). To find out more and to apply, please click here.

*Please note, this course does not provide clinical skills training or lead to registration from the UK professional governing bodies.

Aims

If you are interested in evaluating neurorehabilitation practice, or co-ordinating research in clinical settings, this MSc provides an in depth examination of research and practice in neurorehabilitation.

The course explores the neurosciences in health and disease, and takes a research-based approach to encourage critical and analytical thinking about current theory and practice in neurorehabilitation

It encourages you to critically evaluate how theoretical knowledge informs professional practice in neurorehabilitation and to integrate knowledge with your clinical experience and skills - providing the academic training necessary to advance your career or further post-graduate study in rehabilitation sciences.

Course Content

The course explores the neurosciences in health and disease, and takes a research-based approach to encourage critical and analytical thinking about current theory and practice in neurorehabilitation.

The course consists of seven compulsory modules, plus the dissertation. The modules under the CATS are rated M level. Taught modules are 15 and 30 credits and the dissertation is 60 credits.

Following the successful completion of the taught modules of the programme, students are expected to undertake a research project for the dissertation relevant to their specialist areas within neurorehabilitation.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements: IELTS: 7 (min 6.5W, 6.5L, 6.5R, 6.5S); Pearson: 64 (58 in all subscores); BrunELT: 70% (65% in all areas). Our International Pathways and Language Centre offers a range of foundation and pre-masters courses to provide you with the academic skills required for your chosen course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-tim
International students
£17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time

Postgraduate Loans: From 1 August 2016, students who live in England will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan in academic year 2016/17 of up to £10,000. Find out more

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).

Fees quoted are per annum and are subject to an annual increase.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment35
Creative work35
Dissertation20 (17000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Dr Alexander Nowicky
Email
health-studies-courses@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 268813