Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences

Introduction

The College of Health and Life Sciences specialises in courses that enable our graduates to make a real difference to the world around them. Through our key strategic partnerships we aim to make Brunel University London a key part of health research in the UK.

Whether it is through medical breakthroughs that aid those suffering from disease, research designed to aid elite athletes improve their performance or programmes to train the next generation of health professionals, we aim to produce graduates who stand willing and able to make a difference.

Welcome from the Dean

Professor Paul HellewellI am delighted to introduce you to the College of Health and Life Sciences. The College is comprised of two departments that cover life sciences, clinical and health-related subjects across a number of disciplines. We strive for excellence and to contribute enthusiastically to the University’s priorities: advancing excellence in our academic provision; crossing institutional boundaries on the basis of innovation and preparing our graduates for success.

Our vision is to be a College that is distinguished by excellence in education and the learning experience, that conducts world leading research, and ensures it's activities have a real impact on human health.

Professor Paul Hellewell

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MSc Climate Change and Sustainability

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The programme is based around five compulsory modules that provide the essential background to climate change and sustainability. Students then chose three optional modules to focus their studies on their particular area of interest e.g. energy, policy and law, environmental management, modelling and data analysis or environmental science. Indeed, our alumni have gone on to work in all these areas. [+]

Our MSc in Climate Change and Sustainability has been developed around two important principles: the latest academic research from this field, which is used to give you all the necessary knowledge to work on sustainability issues; and the skills requirements of employers in the environmental sector, so that you can be sure of your employability. Whether you want to work in the public, private, charitable or academic sector, our course has the flexibility to give you the focused knowledge and skills that are needed to start, or re-energise, your career. The programme is based around five compulsory modules that provide the essential background to climate change and sustainability. Students then chose three optional modules to focus their studies on their particular area of interest e.g. energy, policy and law, environmental management, modelling and data analysis or environmental science. Indeed, our alumni have gone on to work in all these areas. The programme can be taken Full- or Part-time (from two-days or one-day contact time per week, respectively, depending on the optional modules chosen) and has a start date in September or January. This MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). The Environmental Science teaching team has achieved the NUS Green Impact Bronze accreditation. We have excellent links with many employers and regularly have guest lectures from, or site visits to, these employers. Aims You will be provided with an interdisciplinary knowledge of the science and potential impacts... [-]

MSc Cross-Cultural Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The programme is specifically aimed at those who intend to pursue their psychological work in a number of different cultural settings, whether within Britain or overseas. [+]

Do people fall in love in the same way in every country? What makes a good leader in Chinese and other non-Western societies? How might we help migrants best settle into their new culture? It provides you with an understanding of how basic psychological processes may vary across cultures, and gives you the skills necessary to conduct your own research with different cultural groups. The programme is specifically aimed at those who intend to pursue their psychological work in a number of different cultural settings, whether within Britain or overseas. Aims The programme is designed for those with undergraduate degrees in psychology (and related subjects) who wish to gain a greater understanding of the role of culture in psychology, and for those already working in professions where psychology is of importance. We also welcome graduates in related subjects who are interested in learning more about culture and psychology, as well as students who might ultimately want to continue on a PhD programme. By including materials across a broad spectrum of disciplines, the course aims to utilise the complementary disciplines within the College in order to offer a truly inter-disciplinary perspective. Teaching on the course is by renowned international experts on culture and ethnicity, with the Brunel teaching team being complemented with visiting speakers from around the world. Recent invited lecturers have included specialists from the US, Hungary, Russia and Finland. Course Content Most psychology programmes around the world teach a set of 'basic psychological findings'. Such findings are usually based... [-]

MSc Environmental Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This market-leading Master's course in Environmental Management addresses the management principles necessary for the successful implementation of sound environmental management practice and legal processes involved in environmental control at a range of scales. [+]

This market-leading Master's course in Environmental Management addresses the management principles necessary for the successful implementation of sound environmental management practice and legal processes involved in environmental control at a range of scales. The course develops an understanding of environmental processes and applies this to both the legal framework and management decision-making activities. The course seeks to raise your ability to understand and analyse environmental problems at Master's level, in order to develop solutions. You will be presented with the tools needed for environmental management, including project management, life cycle analysis, accounting and reporting, environmental reviews and audits. The course includes the processes and legislative approaches related to the reduction of emissions to air, land and water, and the effects of pollution together with the legislative framework in which they are set. This MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). Aims You will be trained in critical analysis of legislative and management aspects of the environment. You will develop an understanding of the big picture as well as strong attention to detail – essential skills when it comes to critical analysis at Master’s level. We aim for you to leave the course with an ability to approach environmental management and legislation with an investigative attitude, to be innovative to assess a wide range of problems in the modern environment, and to explore solutions. The course places a lot of emphasis on individual student development but also involves... [-]

MSc Environmental Pollution and Monitoring

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This postgraduate programme in Environmental Pollution and Monitoring (EPM) provides a rigorous academic treatment of the fundamental scientific principles and practice of assessing and controlling the extent of environmental damage by man’s activities. [+]

This postgraduate programme in Environmental Pollution and Monitoring (EPM) provides a rigorous academic treatment of the fundamental scientific principles and practice of assessing and controlling the extent of environmental damage by man’s activities. The course emphasises the technology and principles behind the processes and techniques related to the reduction of emissions to air, land and water and the effects of pollution. It develops your understanding and critical awareness of: The complex interactions of societies and their environments How these interactions are unevenly experienced The influence of human activities on ecological system including the relationship between hazard and risk. You will be able to study the environmental and technological issues in the management and control of air, soil and water pollution. In addition, you will learn how to collect representative samples of air, soil and water for environmental monitoring. Hands on experience on the use of various analytical techniques and the use of various statistical analyses for data quality assessment (DQA) are also provided. This MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). Aims You will gain understanding of the fundamental scientific aspects of environmental pollution with an emphasis on sources, pathways and receptors and technical approaches to controlling exposure. You will be able to understand the environmental and technological issues in the management and control of air, soil and water pollution. You will learn the key analytical techniques and develop the practical skills in monitoring of environmental pollution.... [-]

MSc Evolutionary Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This programme provides an exciting opportunity for advanced study in Evolutionary Psychology - i.e. psychological science informed by explicit consideration of the fact that the human mind, like the human body, is a product of evolutionary processes. [+]

How can evolutionary theory help us understand human behaviour? Do humans have a species-typical psychological design? What learning mechanisms would have been favoured by natural selection in ancestral environments? This programme provides an exciting opportunity for advanced study in Evolutionary Psychology - i.e. psychological science informed by explicit consideration of the fact that the human mind, like the human body, is a product of evolutionary processes. This course is particularly suited to students in the life sciences or social sciences who are interested in finding out how principles from evolutionary biology can provide a framework for the scientific study of human psychology and behaviour. Aims The degree programme will provide you with: an understanding of how evolutionary theory can provide a framework for the study of psychology and behaviour in both human and non-human species knowledge of important theoretical issues, research findings and recent advances in evolutionary psychology an overview of concepts, findings and recent advances in evolutionary biology, animal behaviour and behavioural ecology that are critical for research in evolutionary psychology the opportunity to acquire important transferable research skills (e.g. research design, data analysis, report preparation, seminar presentation) the opportunity to acquire knowledge of theoretical issues, research findings and recent advances in a related area of psychology (cognitive neuroscience or cross-cultural psychology). Course Content This course can be undertaken over one year, full-time, or two and a half years, part-time. Modules are subject to variation and students are advised to check with the College on whether a particular module... [-]

MSc Occupational Therapy (Post-Registration)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

We are very fortunate to be able to provide this high quality programme as Brunel University London has one of the largest and most highly qualified occupational therapy staff groups in the world; the expertise is there to teach and supervise at Master’s and Doctoral levels. [+]

We are very fortunate to be able to provide this high quality programme as Brunel University London has one of the largest and most highly qualified occupational therapy staff groups in the world; the expertise is there to teach and supervise at Master’s and Doctoral levels. Every module assignment can be focused on a topic you or your manager wants to investigate. The assignments are practically useful – write an evidence-based protocol or care pathway for your clients, plan how to improve the effectiveness of your service, evaluate and debate research in order to decide if the evidence is worth incorporating into practice, reflect on how central occupational engagement is for enhancing the health of your clients, or take a topic of interest to you. The course does not further clinical skills, nor does it lead to registration from the UK professional governing bodies, but rather focuses on developing the occupational therapist’s ability to evaluate and enhance professional practice. Up to 60 credits of academic taught module exemptions can be offered for students holding a postgraduate certificate in Occupational Therapy, relevant postgraduate modules from other universities, or substantial relevant post professional periods of study – for example, AMPS or Sensory Integration. The Department of Clinical Sciences also offers standalone modules in Occupational Therapy to develop and extend your skills. Aims Master's level study is essential if you want to gain the skills to evaluate your interventions, build professional confidence and seek out and develop existing theories, which inform your practice.... [-]

MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) provides a Master's level route for graduates to become competent occupational therapists equipped for life-long, safe and effective practice within the global marketplace. [+]

Occupational Therapy (OT) at Brunel is one of the largest, longest established, and most highly regarded programmes in the world. In fact, we are the original ‘London School of Occupational Therapy.’ The MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) provides a Master's level route for graduates to become competent occupational therapists equipped for life-long, safe and effective practice within the global marketplace. This course is for those who are not already qualified as occupational therapists. It is a professional full-time programme, which will prepare you to become a competent occupational therapist in a variety of health and social care settings. It also allows students to be eligible to apply for: Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists/College of Occupational Therapists. In December 2016 our programme was granted “Preaccreditation Status” by the American Occupational Therapy Associate (AOTA), which confirms that Brunel has successfully completed steps one and two in the three-step accreditation process – see more at AOTA OT Master's-Level Programs - Developing and visit our Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) information page. The programme will now proceed with step three – the on-site evaluation, scheduled for April 2017, followed by an accreditation decision by mid-2017. Aims This programme differs from other Master's programmes in that it is a professional programme at postgraduate level and is full-time. It is not for those who are already qualified occupational therapists. Nevertheless, this course aims to prepare you to become a competent occupational therapist equipped... [-]

MSc Psychological Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The MSc Psychological Sciences conversion course provides a post-graduate qualification enabling students from a range of backgrounds to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership in Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS). [+]

The MSc Psychological Sciences conversion course provides a post-graduate qualification enabling students from a range of backgrounds to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership in Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Moreover, the conversion course provides a sound knowledge of the diverse approaches to the study of behaviour encompassed within the core areas of psychology. Finally, the course emphasises the development of transferable knowledge, analytic expertise and research skills, which will be useful across the diverse areas of employment that attract psychology graduates and as a basis for further advanced study within the discipline (e.g. PhD, ClinPsyD, DEdPsy). Aims Psychology is defined as the study of mind and behaviour. Psychology is simultaneously a biological science and a social science, providing an exceptionally broad range of conceptual perspectives and empirical skills that will enable students to compete effectively in the workforce upon graduation. The programme aims to provide students with: Coverage of all of the requirements for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership in Psychology within the British Psychological Society (BPS). A comprehensive understanding, and critical awareness, of how the theories, methods, and research findings of psychology draw upon and contribute to the natural sciences and the social sciences alike. A comprehensive and systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current issues relating to important concepts, theoretical issues, research findings, historical issues, recent advances, and research methods in psychology. Comprehensive knowledge and systematic understanding of relevant concepts, theoretical issues, research findings, recent advances, and research methods in biological psychology,... [-]

MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The course is aimed at students with a background in sport sciences who wish to take a broad-based degree that combines a range of self-selected modules from across the two specialist pathways: Human Performance and Sport Psychology. [+]

About the course The course is aimed at students with a background in sport sciences who wish to take a broad-based degree that combines a range of self-selected modules from across the two specialist pathways: Human Performance and Sport Psychology. It includes the module ‘Physical Activity and Health’ in which contemporary issues such as obesity and injury rehabilitation are examined from a multi and interdisciplinary perspective. Aims You will have significant scope to tailor a programme of study to your specific needs. You will build upon your existing knowledge and extend your understanding of selected areas in sport, health and exercise sciences. You will encounter a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought. You will be given grounding in research methods and data analysis that prepares you for higher research-related degrees (e.g. PhD). Special Features The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences enjoy a prominent position within the University, building upon traditions that stem from Borough Road College – the oldest teacher-training college in the British Commonwealth. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and sportswomen who successfully combine study with training and competition. Our students have varied backgrounds and interests – some are keen to gain knowledge about sports performance, others are keen to explore the links between sport and, for example, community, education, health, and politics. Sport is a hugely popular form of culture... [-]

MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Human Performance)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This course primarily focuses on the physiological and biomechanical elements of the human performer, while also providing you with grounding in the lab techniques used by physiologists and biomechanists. [+]

About the Course This course primarily focuses on the physiological and biomechanical elements of the human performer, while also providing you with grounding in the lab techniques used by physiologists and biomechanists. The course serves as ideal preparation for those wishing to pursue accreditation as a Sport Scientist through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Aims You will build on your existing knowledge and extend your understanding of applied physiology and sport and exercise biomechanics. You will encounter experiences designed to enhance your critical analysis and independence of thought. You will develop your understanding of, and competence in, research methods and statistical analysis. You will be able to critically evaluate and initiate project work relevant to applied physiology and sport and exercise biomechanics. You will be provided with a sound and secure basis from which you may proceed to a research degree (eg PhD) or a career as an applied sport scientist with specialist knowledge in applied physiology and sport and exercise biomechanics. You will benefit from an integrated study programme that is compatible with current guidelines and benchmarks provided by or through BASES Special Features The School of Sport and Education enjoys a prominent position within the university, building upon traditions that stem from Borough Road College - the oldest teacher-training college in the British Commonwealth. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and sportswomen who successfully... [-]

MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The course runs in parallel with our British Psychological Society (BPS) – accredited Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc. The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology) MSc focuses on the application of psychology in the sport and exercise domain. [+]

About the Course The course runs in parallel with our British Psychological Society (BPS) – accredited Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc. The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology) MSc focuses on the application of psychology in the sport and exercise domain. The course is aimed at students with a background in sport sciences who wish to specialise in sport and exercise psychology, potentially pursuing a career either in research or as a sport scientist accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). It includes the module ‘Physical Activity and Health’ in which contemporary issues such as obesity and injury rehabilitation are examined from a multi and interdisciplinary perspective. Aims You will be provided with a coherent programme of study that prepares you for training to become accredited through BASES. You will extend your knowledge and understanding in the field of sport and exercise psychology. You will encounter a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought. You will be given grounding in research methods and data analysis that prepares you for higher research-related degrees (e.g. PhD). Special Features The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences enjoy a prominent position within the University, building upon traditions that stem from Borough Road College - the oldest teacher-training college in the British Commonwealth. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and sportswomen who successfully combine study... [-]

MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology is aimed at students who have completed a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited undergraduate degree in psychology and who wish to specialise in sport and exercise psychology, either as researchers or practitioners... [+]

About the Course This course runs in parallel with our MSc Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences (Sport Psychology) course and focuses on the application of psychology in the sport and exercise domain. The course is aimed at students who hold or plan to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and who wish to specialise in sport and exercise psychology, either as researchers or Health and Care Professions Council registered practitioners. Aims You will be provided with a coherent programme of study, consistent with the BPS accreditation criteria, that prepares you for Stage 2 of training to become a sport and exercise psychologist. You will extend your knowledge and understanding in the field of sport and exercise psychology. You will encounter a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought. You will be given grounding in research methods and data analysis that prepares you for higher research-related degrees (e.g. PhD). Special Features Highly relevant curriculum: The course content aligns with the BPS regulations and capitalises on the extensive research and consultancy expertise of the teaching team. Teaching excellence: The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences enjoy a prominent position within the University, building upon traditions that stem from Borough Road College – the oldest teacher-training college in the British Commonwealth. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and sportswomen who successfully... [-]

MSc Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) is an 18-month programme – 12 months for the study at Brunel followed by a six-month professional development phase. [+]

The results of unsustainable human development in the 21st century are evident as climate change, species extinction, pollution, poverty and inequality become inescapable global realities. The next big challenge for society is to transform our economy to incorporate the principles of sustainability. This presents an exciting opportunity to rethink, redesign and rebuild a positive future for business practice. The MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) is an 18-month programme – 12 months for the study at Brunel followed by a six-month professional development phase. There is an option to complete the MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design in 12 months (without the professional development phase) but students will be encouraged to engage with the professional development phase to achieve the maximum from the programme. Brunel University also offers the Graduate Entrepreneur post-study visa, which represents a perfect opportunity for our international graduates to apply their new skills in the UK following graduation. The course is jointly run between the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, the School of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, and Brunel Business School. Aims This programme will equip entrepreneurial minded graduates with two essential ingredients: firstly, the mindset and ability to play a key role in building a sustainable world – one that is not only prosperous, but also environmentally stable and socially inclusive secondly, hands-on experience, such that they can become entrepreneurs, business leaders, change-makers and innovators. Upon graduating, students will be able to become key figures in local, regional, national or... [-]

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MA Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society MA is designed to provide students with training in classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory. It observes the relation between theory and practice and establishes a scientific grounding through its emphasis on the clinical writings of Freud, Klein and Lacan. [+]

How are our behaviours influenced by unconscious motives? Which conflicts lie at the heart of contemporary individual and social problems? What explains our cultural and ideological obsession with power and violence? The Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society MA is designed to provide students with training in classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory. It observes the relation between theory and practice and establishes a scientific grounding through its emphasis on the clinical writings of Freud, Klein and Lacan. The course also offers the opportunity to develop a psychoanalytic approach to contemporary socio-cultural issues, in particular questions of political ideology, social conflict and violence. It engages with the relation between the psychoanalytic and social fields by exploring how to conceive of a psychoanalytic social theory. It questions how we can provide a specifically psychoanalytic account of social relations and focuses on issues raised by post-structuralist and feminist accounts of sexuality. Aims This degree is relevant to a wide range of graduates in the social sciences, humanities and fine art, as well as those with professional interests in psychotherapy and analysis who wish to develop and apply their skills to the issues and areas on which this degree focuses. Previous and current students have included art and film students, teachers and art historians as well as psychologists and analysts - and recently included a performance artist. Many European and overseas students from Latin America and further afield have also undertaken this degree. Course Content The course engages with the issue of the relation between the... [-]

MA Social Work

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The Social Work MA programme aims to educate and train individuals to be reflective, research-minded practitioners who are able to work critically and professionally and in accordance with the principle of anti-oppressive practice. [+]

The Social Work MA programme aims to educate and train individuals to be reflective, research-minded practitioners who are able to work critically and professionally and in accordance with the principle of anti-oppressive practice. Graduates who successfully complete this programme are eligible to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration. The professional and academic elements are closely integrated throughout the programme. There are 170 placement days, with the working week divided between time in placement and time in the University. Aims This MA Social Work degree programme aims to provide high quality post graduate social work education and training to equip students with comprehensive pre-entry skills to work in any agency employing social workers in the United Kingdom. Although the statutory sector is the major employer, increasingly social workers are being recruited into volutary and private sectors in a variety of service provision roles including community-based, residential or day care services in the UK and abroad. The programme seeks to encourage the personal responsibility of students to function as independent learners and to develop a critical and reflective appreciation of the role of social work in society. The curriculum provides teaching in both academic and practice elements, which are fully integrated at Brunel University London. It is designed to ensure that learning occurs in an incremental way, with learning outcomes that develop across levels enabling students to demonstrate progression in professional knowledge, skills and values through two years of study. Specifically, the programme aims to: prepare students for critical... [-]

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