This advanced academic course is designed for new graduates as well as professional practitioners (eg occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and other rehabilitation sciences, professions allied to medicine) with a special interest in neurorehabilitation.
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.
It offers you the opportunity to acquire advanced theoretical knowledge, a deeper understanding of research and the ability to critically appraise scientific literature.
The course encourages you to critically evaluate how theoretical knowledge informs professional practice in neurorehabilitation and to integrate knowledge with your clinical experience and skills.
The College of Health and Life Sciences is one of the largest colleges in the University, and attracts funding from a range of national and international sources. College research and teaching is recognised by the Government as being amongst the highest for Health and Social Care in the country. The College's postgraduate courses emphasise the importance of interdisciplinary and integrated education for professionals
An opportunity to pursue further studies arose after many years of working as a clinician in Singapore.
My interest and clinical specialisation as an occupational therapist has been in Neurorehabilitation and therefore the MSc in Neurorehabilitation at Brunel University was a natural choice. This program, which is run over 1 year instead of the usual 1 and a half or 2 years, meant less time away from - and getting out of touch with - clinical work.
The course is very challenging without a doubt, however the support from lecturers has been praiseworthy. The emphasis on neuroscience and neurophysiological research in the course helped me understand in much more depth the various pathologies I have seen in patients. I am sure the knowledge gained will go a long way in the future, enhancing the quality of patient education and communication with the multidisciplinary team back home.
Other modules such as clinical applications in Neurorehabilitation had sought deeper application of latest research in a comprehensive range of relevant and specific areas in Neurorehabilitation. This motivated and challenged me to put on new lenses in viewing the familiar aspects of day-to-day clinical work.
Brunel University has a great learning environment - the library is open 24 hours a day, and there are also many books and journals which can be retrieved online. The support team for academic writing has also been helpful.
Undertaking the MSc in Neurorehabilitation was never boring and always stimulating. This experience at Brunel University will influence my practice in a positive direction in the future.
Brunel launches scholarship scheme for first class graduates
No. of awards TBC
Brunel University is offering scholarships covering 15 percent of tuition fees to holders of first class degrees from any UK university who choose to pursue postgraduate studies at Brunel.
The scholarships are available to any student who has an unconditional offer to study a taught Master's course, including full-time, part-time or distance learning courses, starting in September 2013.
The offer extends to those who earned their first degrees at UK university institutions overseas. For these students, the scholarships could be worth up to £2,250 a year.
In addition, graduates who earned first degrees at Brunel are now being offered a 15 percent discount off the tuition fee for any taught postgraduate course, up from 10 percent. This discount is available to Brunel graduates who are paying all their fees themselves.
Professor Julia Buckingham, Brunel’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “It is important that we do what we can to encourage high quality students to take their studies to the next level. These scholarships and discounts will help to remove any fears they may have about the cost of a Master's degree.”
Value of Scholarship(s)
offering scholarships covering 15 percent off fees to holders of first
Available to high calibre PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further PG study. It is available to both Home/ EU and International students.We offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad. Whilst Brunel has always offered a reduction in PG fees for Brunel alumni we intend to further incentivise Brunel students to take up postgraduate education by increasing the discount to 15%. These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both.
Scholarships are open to all students with first class honours degrees from a UK university, who have an unconditional offer to study a taught Master's programme at Brunel University (including MBA, MRes and CPE/Graduate Diploma in Law) and who are not being funded either partly or in full by the National Health Service, or the Teacher Development Agency.
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Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
In order to attract high calibre students and encourage them to undertake postgraduate study we intend to offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Discount of 15% off the fees
Those entering a Brunel postgraduate taught course with a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.
Automatic - part of the Brunel postgraduate taught application process