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  1. 1. HLS International Prospectus2011
  2. 2. Coventry UniversityCoventry University is situated within an Coventry was established in 1043 with theimpressive 33-acre site in the heart of one of founding of a Benedictine Abbey by Leofric,England’s largest and most historic cities, its main Earl of Mercia and his wife, Lady Godiva. By thebuilding located in University Square opposite the thirteenth century it had become a centre ofhistoric architecture of Coventry Cathedral. As many textile trades and its non-fading ‘blue’ clothwell as enjoying the centrality of its location in the became highly sought after throughout Europe.Midlands, with accessible transport nationally and Coventry had become the fourth largest Englishinternationally, students also benefit from excellent city by the fourteenth century and on severalfacilities, which include an award-winning £18 occasions became the ‘second capital’ of Englandmillion library, a new sports centre, and a £5 with parliament moving there. Coventry continuedmillion Student Centre. Courses are designed to thrive and in the eighteenth century enjoyedwith employability as a major theme and students an industrial boom which led to a massivebenefit from vocational links with major global expansion in its population. In the twentiethcorporations, in addition to the opportunity of century, Coventry had become a centre of theplacements both within and outside the university. British motor industry, but it also suffered massive devastation during World War II when many of itsCoventry provides a unique blend of the old and historic buildings, including the cathedral werenew, epitomised by the ruins of the old cathedral bombed. After the war the city was rebuilt, andbombed during World War II, next to its modern now it is undergoing more transformation andsuccessor. The cobbled streets and medieval regeneration in order to consolidate its position ofbuildings around the cathedral contrast with the centrality in the Midlands.fountains playing in University.One of the major themes of Coventry as aconsequence of its cathedral being bombedand rebuilt, is peace and reconciliation. This isreflected in the cultural diversity of the city andthe welcome it extends to visitors. Coventryattracts thousands of visitors each year becauseof its history and its attractions, but it is also auniversity city and as such offers a wide range ofcultural and social opportunities. There are plentyof restaurants, sport centres, pubs and clubs,the Belgrade Theatre, an ice-rink and an eight-screen cinema complex, together with a numberof significant tourist spots within easy travellingdistance of the city, for example Warwick Castle,Stratford Upon Avon and Coombe Abbey. Image: Coventry Cathedral
  3. 3. 3About CoventryCoventry is a lively, multicultural city with a rich Culturehistory embracing the old and the new. Nowhere If you’re looking for a cultural experience, the Herbert Artis this more evident than in the Cathedral Quarter Galleryand Museum is definitely worth a visit. You may also like towhere the modern architecture and ancient ruins take in a show or two at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry’s premierof the two Cathedrals dominate cobbled streets theatrical venue, highly renowned for staging local and nationalwith bustling cafes, pubs and restaurants. Walk productions.through Coventry’s pedestrianised city-centreand you’ll see over 1,000 years of English history, Sportranging from the medieval charm of historic Spon There’s plenty on offer for sport lovers too. The Ricoh Arena,Street to the architectural innovation of Millenium home to Coventry City Football Club is a new development whichPlace. You’ll find all the main high street stores and houses a 32,000 capacity football stadium. This is also the venueplenty of small specialist shops to cater for your for some of the UK’s most high profile sports and entertainmentevery need. events. The £113m multi-purpose development expands over 72 acres and is one of the most prestigious arenas, conference and exhibition centres in the country. There is also a £20m programmeThe City underway including a Rugby Stadium and Football Academy ofCoventry is close to some of the most historic, cultural and scenic Excellence, in addition we couldn’t be closer to the City sportsareas of the UK. Tourists and visitors from around the whole centre which is home to the Olympic sized swimming pool. Asworld are drawn to the region by Shakespeare’s literary heritage. we are situated in the centre of England, we are very close toHis hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon remains a popular tourist Edgbaston, a venue for international test cricket.destination. Other places of interest include Royal LeamingtonSpa, the Castles of Kenilworth and Warwick, and Coombe Park, a Local Area300 acre estate comprising an abbey, formal gardens, woodlandnature trails and wildlife. Birmingham International Airport is 15 minutes away from Coventry and Birmingham, England’s second city, is just 25 minutes away. Its National Exhibition Centre is one of theEntertainment and Leisure country’s main music venues and is also home to many trade andAs a focus for entertainment and leisure, the City’s reputation is commercial events. London, the capital of Britain is only 1 hourrapidly on the increase. There are a variety of places to eat, drink, away by train and Oxford, another popular destination is about 40dance and relax including the £33m Skydome complex. This minutes away.houses a multi-screen cinema, bars and café-bars, two nightclubsand quality restaurants. There is also a 4,000 seat arena, apopular concert venue that doubles up as an ice rink for ourchampionship winning ice hockey team Coventry Blaze.
  4. 4. 4Welcome to the Faculty of Healthand Life SciencesThe Faculty of Health and Life Sciences has We also have several Applied Research Groups within the Faculty.over 300 staff and 4000 students. It is nationally These are smaller groups with the potential of growth towardsrecognised for the high quality of its provision becoming Applied Research Centres in due course. They include:of applied and professional courses, which • Living and Working with Disabilityincludes biological and molecular sciences, • Pre-hospital, Emergency and Cardiovascular Care sports science, psychology, criminology, social • Reading Development work, forensic and investigative studies, youth • Social and Community Determinants of Public Health work, and social welfare. • Forensic Psychology and Law This is complemented by an equally strong profile in pre- Staff in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences have a reputationregistration and post-qualifying professional courses in health for providing excellent support to students. This is amplyand social care, including nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, demonstrated in the excellent scores we achieve in the annualparamedic science, operating department practice, clinical National Student Satisfaction Survey, with significant year-on-yearpsychology, occupational therapy and dietetics. There is also a improvement. A personal tutor is allocated to all our studentswell established and externally recognised suite of postgraduate and they provide guidance and advice throughout the period ofand Continuing Professional Development courses in forensic study. There are often small group tutorials which provide thepsychology, health psychology, Professional nursing practice, opportunity to discuss particular topics in depth and to build self-manual therapy, neurological physiotherapy, neurological confidence. There is an emphasis on the development of practicaloccupational therapy, career guidance, congenital cardiothoracic and clinical skills in many of our courses, and there is also a focuscare, and cancer care. on independent research during the later stages.In 2005 the Faculty was recognised as a Centre of Excellence The Faculty provides additional support for students in the formin relation to its development of inter-professional learning and of its virtual learning environment, CUOnline. Our courses andexpertise in e-learning. Its staff have established authority to teach modules are supported by specific websites where lecturersbecause they are often both practitioners and researchers with will host discussion forums and provide additional material tostrong links to professional bodies. supplement their teaching sessions. This emphasis on interactivity and engaging students in the process of learning provides theApplied research activity is an integral part of the Faculty’s opportunity to develop a comprehensive range of transferablebusiness, and staff within the Faculty have an excellent record in skills which provides excellent preparation for employment.terms of research publications and consultancy. The Faculty has an impressive range of teaching and researchWe have two Applied Research Centres: facilities, with well-equipped and state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories, together with an excellent range of open-accessHealth and Lifestyle Interventions: focuses on the self- computing laboratories, seminar and tutorial space, and largemanagement of long-term health conditions and disability across well-equipped lecture theatres.the age span; interventions in relation to breastfeeding, childhoodobesity, teenage sexual behaviour, exercise and health; and There are six academic Departments in the Faculty – Nursing,health services management including patient safety, and risk Midwifery and Healthcare; Physiotherapy and Dietetics;management. Biomolecular and Sports Sciences; Social and Community Studies; Psychology; and Occupational Therapy.Sonochemistry: focuses on a variety of applications of powerultrasound in chemistry and processing technologies. These The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences works closely withinclude applications to food Technology, electrochemistry, water Coventry University Business School to deliver the MBA courses.and land remediation, cancer treatment, drug delivery, andenvironmental protection. A full list of all our courses open to international students can be found at: www.coventry.ac.uk/hls/ international
  5. 5. 5MBA CoursesMBA Biotechnology The MBA Biotechnology Management Reasons to choose course is designed for bioscience or Biotechnology ManagementManagement * biological chemistry graduates who wish • An innovate MBA course that to enhance their skills in the business world of biotechnology and develop the blends the study of management to Entry requirements: skills and techniques necessary to face Biotechnology An Honours degree in a Bioscience these challenges and seek business • Produces management savvy or Biological Chemistry based opportunities. The course offers a generic graduates undergraduate course – and students management programme to introduce • Emphasis on generic management will normally have achieved a 2:1 or the theory and practise of management theory, skills and the development of above, or an equivalent appropriate and management skills and includes strategic thinking qualification. modules in the areas of marketing, human • Career opportunities within resources, business strategy and finance. the biotechnology, chemical, Students whose first language is In addition, topical areas of modern pharmaceutical and allied industries not English are normally required to biotechnology are covered and the course have 6.5 IELTS, (or 6.0 IELTS plus culminates in an MBA dissertation. Course content compulsory 5-week pre-sessional English course), TOEFL computer- Specific modules could include the The MBA Biotechnology Management is based 230, TOEFL score of 573 for following: Marketing, human resources, based in the Department of Biomolecular paper based. business strategy, finance, topical areas of and Sport Sciences but represents a modern biotechnology. Course length: collaboration between several departments within the Faculty of Health and Life *Subject to approval 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time. Sciences. It aims to improve management skills for graduates who wish to acquireRecent advances in life sciences a theoretical and practical understandinghave brought about a revolution and of business and management to preparetransformation of the biotechnology them for a successful managerial careerindustry. From agricultural and in the biotechnology and life sciencesenvironmental to pharmaceutical and sectors.healthcare products and services, theseindustrial sectors represent one of the Future prospectslargest and most steadily growing building The MBA Biotechnology Managementblocks of the global economy. Their course is designed to enable graduatessocial impact is overwhelming, generating to be management savvy professionalstremendous progress in quality of life, but in the Biotechnology industry. Graduatesalso strong reactions that need responsible will be able to deal with managerialmanagement based on solid ethical and entrepreneurial aspects in theprinciples. biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceutical and applied industries.
  6. 6. 6MBA in Health Care The course provides a sophisticated understanding of the principal business Management is an excellent way to propel your management career to higher levels inManagement * functions such as corporate strategy, the world of healthcare. finance, marketing and people management and allows candidates to The learning and development demanded Entry requirements: explore, via a negotiated an in-depth by this qualification prepares its graduates English IELTS 6.5, First degree BSc/BA project, the setting of healthcare policy and well for the prospects of director level honours classification 2:1 or equivalent how to manage change within the context employment; be it related to a discrete in relevant subject. of the constantly evolving healthcare service department or hospital unit, sector. The MBA Health Care Management private or publically funded hospital or Course length: represents collaboration between several healthcare company. It provides the skills departments within the Faculty of Health set for posts in local, regional, national 12 months full time based at the Faculty and Life Sciences. This course prepares or even international government policy of Health and Life Sciences; Coventry the next generation of healthcare making bodies (for example Professional University. managers, leaders and entrepreneurs. Bodies, Ministries of Health - World Health Organization). Opportunities within healthOverview Reasons to choose MBA in related industries e.g. pharmaceuticals industry will also be relevant for someLife in hospitals, clinics and other Health Care Managementhealth related facilities is changing graduates. • Provides a route to fast tracking rapidly with government, public or management opportunities Course contentprivate funding bodies and healthcare • Excellent career prospectsinsurance companies demanding The program will give you the financial, • Potential as to facilitate progression greater accountability and efficiencies. leadership, communication and to senior job prospects in medicalIncreasing complexity of the patients’ management skills required for the institutionsjourney requires a sophisticated, strategic level post qualifying employment • Emphasis on generic management changing and responsive staff profile. opportunities and will consist of modules theory, skills and the development ofCommissioning and purchasing of health covering generic management themes strategic thinkingrelated services, logistics, continuous including: • Growing need within the Health professional development, accounting, Professions to focus on businesslegal and professional regulation along • Leadership in Health Care elementswith increasing public scrutiny of health • Resources management • Provides key networking opportunitiescare systems require expert high quality • Finance • National and International recognition strategic management functions. Clinicians • Healthcare policy analysis as a prestige qualificationfrom within a recognised health discipline • Human resources and evaluationalong with other management personnel • Information managementhave a key part to play at this level Future prospects • Ethical issueswith colleagues from a range of patient Graduates from this programme enter • Service improvementorientated disciplines aspiring to achieving challenging and rewarding positions which • Strategic planningsenior management positions of healthcare come with great personal and financial • Operational managementmanagement. rewards. Earning an MBA in Healthcare A wide variety of engaging teaching and learning scenarios are utilized in addition to lecture and online support including: • Management simulations • Role-play • Individual and group supervision • Action learning sets • Seminars *Subject to approval
  7. 7. 7MBA in Public Health The course provides a sophisticated Course content understanding of the principal business The program will give you the accounting,Management * functions such as corporate strategy, finance, marketing and people leadership, communication and training management and allows candidates to techniques required for the strategic level Entry requirements: explore in-depth, via a negotiated project, post qualifying employment opportunities the setting of Public Health policy and how and will consist of modules covering English IELTS 6.5, First degree BSc/BA to manage change within the context of generic management themes including: honours classification 2:1 or equivalent in relevant subject. this constantly evolving sector. • Accounting Course length: The MBA Public Health Management • Clinical development represents collaboration between several • Evidence base for public health and 12 months full-time based at the business functions departments within the faculty of Health Faculty of Health and Life Sciences; • Expertise in budgeting, training, human and Life Sciences. This course prepares Coventry University, UK. resources and evaluation the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs within the broad field of • Finance and accountingOverview Public Health. • Human Resources • Information management and systemsPublic health is everybody’s business. • Investigative methodsGlobal health issues impact at national Reasons to choose MBA in • Legal and ethical issueslevel requiring a robust public health Public Health Management • Media and Public relationsresponse by governments. Growing • Motivation and psychological aspects • Provides a route to fast tracking recognition of health inequalities; trends of organisational management management opportunitiesin globalization; patterns of travel and • Operationalisation of public health and • Excellent career prospectsmigration; the growing proportion of the health development practice • Value based employment opportunitiespopulation living with chronic illnesses; • Presentation skills • Potential as a passport to the higher epidemics of infectious diseases; the HIV/ • Public Health policy analysis echelons of NGOsAIDS pandemic all make public health an • Quality monitoring and improvements • Emphasis on generic management important concern across the world. • Service improvements theory, skills and the development of strategic thinking • Strategic planningThe range and scale of conflict situations, • Telemedicine and IT mediated public • Growing need within Public Health to terrorist threats, environmental pressures, health initiatives focus on business elementsnatural and human-made disasters • Provides key networking opportunitiescontribute to growing demands on A wide variety of engaging teaching and • National and International recognition public health infrastructures. Agencies of learning scenarios are utilized in addition to as a prestige qualificationGovernments; NGOs, Charities, regional, lecture and online support including:local and community based organisations,all require focussed strategic management Future prospects • Management simulationsfunctions to increase their effectiveness. Graduates from this programme enter • Role-playIn line with other health related functions, challenging and rewarding positions which • Institutional raidspublic or private funding bodies are come with great rewards. Earning an MBA • Individual and group supervisiondemanding greater accountability and in Public Health is an excellent way to • Action learning setsefficiencies. Increasing complexity of Public propel your management career to higher • SeminarsHealth issues requires a sophisticated and levels in the world of healthcare relatedresponsive staff profile. industries. *Subject to approvalCommissioning and purchasing of public The learning and development demandedhealth related services, logistics, the need by this qualification prepares its graduatesfor staff development, accounting, legal well for the prospects of director leveland professional regulation along with employment; be it related to a discreteincreasing public scrutiny of health care service department or unit, privatesystems in general require expert high or publically funded organisations orquality strategic management functions. healthcare company or charity. It providesPractitioners with a background in the skills set for posts in local, regional,recognised health disciplines along with national or even international governmentother personnel have a key part to play in policy making bodies (for exampletackling the public health agenda. Professional Bodies, Ministries of Health - World Health Organization).
  8. 8. 8MSc CoursesMSc Advancing Future prospects Course content This course will give you advanced clinical The programme comprises 6 mandatoryPhysiotherapy physiotherapy skills allowing you move modules and the dissertation:Practice into higher positions within the field of physiotherapy. • Developing Expertise in Physiotherapy • Research, Methodology, Design and Entry requirements: Reasons to choose MSc Methods • Evidence Based Practice This course is open to professionally Advancing Physiotherapy qualified physiotherapists. You should • Advancing Neurological Physiotherapy Practice Practice hold an honours degree or a diploma in physiotherapy. • Gain in-depth knowledge of the • Advancing Cardiorespiratory theory underpinning evidence based Physiotherapy Practice Students whose first language is not physiotherapy • Advancing Musculoskeletal English will normally be asked to meet • Reflect and apply theoretical Physiotherapy Practice the standard requirements for University knowledge to physiotherapy practice entrance at this level, which are: TOEFL • Gain the skills, concepts and (paper based) 550, TOEFL (computer knowledge related to advanced based) 230, IELTS 6.5. physiotherapy practice to strengthen a Admission will be by interview, in career in physiotherapy addition to the written University • Critically analyse relevant literature application form supported by two • Evaluate clinical practice references. Telephone interviews can be • Gain the appropriate intellectual skills, offered for overseas applications. in order to meet the demands of a more advanced professional role • Understand the importance of research Overview and the evaluation of clinical outcomesThis clinically focussed course is offered in the development of professionalto qualified physiotherapists who wish to knowledge and practicedevelop their practice to a higher level. • Contribute to the continued The course aims to develop students’ professional development of clinicalknowledge and skills in the assessment, colleaguesclinical reasoning and treatment in thethree core areas of physiotherapy practice:cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal andneurological physiotherapy. The coursewill contribute to students’ professionaldevelopment. It aims to enhance students’employability by advancing clinical andcommunication skills, so that successfulgraduates can influence practice andservice delivery, working in line withgovernment initiatives.All modules are mandatory and theprogramme is structured so that whethera student chooses to take the part-timeor full-time route, the first stage of thecourse will enhance their knowledgeand understanding of research andevidence based practice. Thus, they willbe equipped to develop a more criticalapproach to clinical practice, through thecore skills modules.
  9. 9. 9MSc AppliedPsychology * Entry requirements: Applicants must have an upper second class degree (or above) in either psychology or a relevant discipline, with at least 120 credits of psychology. The equivalent of a grade C in Maths at G.C.S.E. Level is also required. Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have IELTS 6.5 or above. Course length: 1 yearThis programme is for students who havepreviously studied psychology and want tofurther their knowledge and understandingof the subject area with a view topracticing psychology. Students willstudy general psychology at an advancedlevel and specialise in their choice of,educational and child psychology,counselling and clinical psychology orforensic psychology.Future prospectsGraduates from this programme will bewell equipped with knowledge and skillsthat would enable them to work as apsychologist in either their chosen appliedarea or in a research setting.Course content• Research Methods in Psychology• Ethics in Psychology• Contemporary Issues in psychology• Issues in professional practiceStudents will also take specialist modulesin one of the following areas:• Educational and child psychology• Clinical and counselling psychology• Forensic psychologyYou will also conduct an extensive pieceof independent research on a topic ofyour choice.*Subject to approval
  10. 10. 10MSc Biotechnology * This course is intended for life science Reasons to choose MSc graduates who wish to develop their Biotechnology knowledge and skills in biosciences with Entry requirements: an emphasis on biotechnology. The aim • A multidisciplinary programme of study of the course is to produce scientists who • Excellent career opportunities An Honours degree in a Bioscience within the biotechnology, chemical, will be able to contribute to a range of or Biological Chemistry based pharmaceutical and allied industries careers including academic, commercial, undergraduate course – and students • Development of transferable and industrial and healthcare applications will normally have achieved a 2:2 or research skills to enable graduates to of biotechnology. This course is also an above, or an equivalent appropriate continue developing their knowledge excellent foundation for those wishing to qualification. and improving their employment pursue research in biotechnology at PhD Students whose first language is level. potential not English are normally required to • Practical skills applicable in a range of have 6.5 IELTS, (or 6.0 IELTS plus Future prospects biosciences laboratories compulsory 5-week pre-sessional Within the life sciences, biotechnology English course), TOEFL computer- Course content based 230, TOEFL score of 573 for is the most rapidly growing sector and it is predicted that the global expansion in Specific modules could include the paper based. biotechnology will be a key driver in the following: Course length: world economy. The MSc Biotechnology is designed to provide the training and Research methods and project, along with 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time. Pharmaceutical discoveries, Genomes development necessary to meet the needs of the growing number of employers within and DNA technology, Cell culture andBiotechnology uses living cells and the biotechnology sector. The course will antibody technology, Biotechnology in thematerials produced by cells to create also equip graduates to pursue careers diagnosis of disease, Current topics inpharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural, in research institutes or to progress to a Biotechnology.environmental, and other products research degree.to benefit society. The science of *Subject to approvalbiotechnology is also used to alter geneticinformation in animals and plants toimprove them in some way that benefitspeople. Because biotechnology essentiallyuses the basic ingredients of life to makenew products, it is both a cutting-edgetechnology and an applied science.Analysts have predicted that biotechnologywill be one of the most important appliedsciences of the 21st century.
  11. 11. 11MSc Biomedical Our course is designed to develop a range of fundamental and more advanced • Develops research skills, methodology and designTechnology technological skills and theory that are • Extensive academic and personal required in laboratory-based bioscience, support systems for students utilising our laboratory facilities, and Entry requirements: reflecting the staff expertise and Course content An Honours degree in biological departmental focus on human health and disease. This will also incorporate Laboratory skills – including sciences or biomedical sciences based specialist equipment/techniques such as microbiology, cell culture and undergraduate course – and students flow cytometry, HPLC, PCR, an ABI prism differentiation, molecular and analytical will normally have achieved a 2:2 or genetic analyser and spectrophotometry. techniques that are particularly relevant above, or an equivalent appropriate to contemporary approaches to disease qualification. diagnosis. Students whose first language is Future prospects not English are normally required to The MSc Biomedical Technology Research skills, methodology and design. have 6.5 IELTS, (or 6.0 IELTS plus programme is specifically designed to compulsory 5-week pre-sessional equip international students with the Molecular biology, genomics and English course), TOEFL computer- laboratory skills and knowledge required to biotechnological applications in medical based 230, TOEFL score of 573 for pursue further research and for a career in research and development in clinical paper based. a range of sectors in a variety of roles, in sciences. laboratories, companies and organisations Course length: in both the UK and abroad. Selection from areas such as Clinical 12 months full-time, 24-48 months Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, part-time. Alternatively, the scientific knowledge Haematology and Immunology, Cancer and skills students will acquire during the biology and Human Genetics (depending course are also suitable for a career in on academic background of applicantsOverview technical and scientific writing - such as and module availability).This innovative, taught MSc course medical writing or writing for the media,is specifically focused on recruiting medical publishing or other information For the MSc you will also complete aInternational students with a primary services, or sales and marketing. laboratory-based research project.aim of upgrading laboratory skills andadvancing knowledge and skills in A wide range of job opportunities exist,Biomedical Technology. It therefore including:aims to provide competency in therange of techniques that are particularly • Further post-graduate researchrelevant to contemporary approaches • Biological and biomedical research to investigating human disease, and to • Biotechnology industriesdevelop skills in the application of basic • Other laboratory-based careersand biomedical sciences, research design • Medical or technical salesand interpretation relevant to technologiesapplied to biomedical applications. Reasons to choose MSc Biomedical TechnologyA fundamental aim of this course is toteach and develop a range of practical • Excellent preparation for wide range laboratory skills in students who, whilst of careers in research and laboratoryhaving an appropriate undergraduate work within the extensive and variedbiosciences theory background, have health industryhad relatively little laboratory practical • Hands-on experience of a wide range experience and laboratory skills. The of laboratory skills and methods in wellcourse provides laboratory skills training equipped laboratoriesand practice in a range of basic and • Innovative curriculum combining applied techniques particularly in the laboratory skills and biomedicalbiomedical areas of microbiology, sciences, including a criticalbiochemical and molecular analysis, cell appreciation of selected aspects ofculture and molecular biology. biomedical sciences – the biology of disease and the factors and processes which contribute to disease and diagnosis
  12. 12. 12MSc Business Course content • Training and Development at WorkPsychology * – knowledge of individual learning styles, training needs analysis skill Entry requirements: development, training methods, skill acquisition and training design and the Applicants must have an upper second evaluation of training. class degree (or above) in either psychology or a relevant discipline with • Psychology of Organising at Work at least 120 credits of psychology. The – knowledge of motivation in the equivalent of a grade C in Maths at workplace, psychological contracts, G.C.S.E. Level is also required. behaviour change, group and team Applicants for whom English is not work, management and leadership, their first language must have IELTS 6.5 organisational development and or above. change and application of the consultancy cycle. Course length: 1 year • Marketing – how to conduct market research, sell and advertise.The MSc Business Psychology provides • Human Resources – ways of devisinggraduates with a thorough grounding and implementing strategies andin Business Psychology research and policies so as to manage individuals inapplication. This course would provide the workplace.students with the knowledge and skills toenable them to effectively make decisions • Individual in the workplaceat organisational, team and individual – motivation, job satisfaction,levels in the workplace. performance appraisals, career development.Future prospectsGraduates could work in a variety of You will also study ethics in Psychologysettings including human resources, and how to use psychological researchbusiness development, personnel evidence and conduct an extensive pieceselection, career development, training, of independent research on a relevantmarketing, advertising and management. topic of your choice. *Subject to approval
  13. 13. 13MSc Psychology subject. This is exemplified by the ‘Professional Skills’ module which is mainly • Biopsychosocial Aspects of Stress, Health and Illness – relationshipof Health * taught by practitioners who currently work in applied health psychology settings. between stress, illness and health, individual differences in health and illness and the ways in which the Entry requirements: Our guest speakers help to illustrate the impact of stress on health and You should have at least a 2:1 degree variety of career paths open to health illness is mediated, biological bases in Psychology in which all of the core psychologists and as some are graduates of health and illness, emotion and areas of Psychology are covered. of our course. This also highlights the psychoneuroimmunology. success of our graduates who have gone Applicants must also demonstrate on to work in careers relating to health • Management of Long-Term a substantial understanding of psychology. Conditions and Disability – quality Psychological Research Methods and of life, adjustment to diagnosis, self- Statistics; those that do not might be required to take a 2 week course in Future prospects management of chronic conditions, the Expert Patient Programme and care for Statistics and Research Methods before Employment options chosen by past those with terminal conditions. embarking on this course (if all other graduates include jobs directly related entry requirements are met). to health psychology such as health • Advanced Research Methods in promotion, research in health psychology Psychology – knowledge and skills Applicants for whom English is not or work within a health care setting. in planning, carrying out, analysing their first language must have IELTS 6.5 or above. and writing about research in applied Course content psychology at a post graduate level, Course length: and a sophisticated awareness of • Health Promotion and Behaviour 1 year full-time. Change – an introduction to problems, issues and ethics in applied health psychology as a discipline, research in psychology.Behaviour and social context can have a biopsychosocial models of health and illness and health promotion. • Professional Practice – theoretical,significant impact on health and it is the research, professional and practicerole of the health psychologist to examine issues in health psychology including:this impact and identify any links between • Interactions and Outcomes in Healthcare Practice – psychological ethical codes of conduct and careerthe two. opportunities in health psychology. aspects of health care contexts,The Psychology of Health MSc provides including health professional-patient communication, adherence to • Dissertation – supervised buta thorough grounding in the theories, independently undertaken researchpractice and application of health treatment programmes, decision making, patient satisfaction, impact of at an advanced level which allowspsychology. Focuses on teaching health students to investigate any area of thepsychology as a discipline with real world hospitalisation and representations and perceptions of illness and symptoms. Psychology of Health and of specificapplication: interest to them. This module includes the option of placement-based study.• Guest speakers illustrate the variety of career paths open to health *Subject to approval psychologists• Uses a broad range of assessment methods• Benefits from strong links with the Applied Research Centre in Health and Lifestyle InterventionsStudents collaborate with researchersin the Centre in Health and LifestyleInterventions on their distinctive feature ofthe course at Coventry University is thefocus on the practical application of healthpsychology. We like to teach Psychologyof Health as a discipline with real worldapplication, not just as a dry academic
  14. 14. 14MSc Health Studies Reasons to choose MSc In addition the course will cover a wide range of topics; some of which are Health Studies mandatory and undertaken by all students: Entry requirements: • Intensive one year programme combined with valuable UK based • Research Methodology, Design and Applicants for the Masters in Health international experience Methods Studies will normally hold an honours • Provides an opportunity to examine • Contemporary Issues in Health degree or a high grade Diploma in a the factors influencing health and • Public Health and Health Development health-related discipline and an ability healthcare in contemporary social, • Practice Teaching and Learning to study at master’s level. Students political and international contexts • Evidence Based Practice whose first language is not English will • Enables students to develop a • Leadership & Change for Service normally have achieved the standard comprehensive knowledge of research Improvement University entrance requirements at this to support the evidence base for • Public Health Policy and Practice level; an IELTS score of 6.5 and TOEFL healthcare practice and service • Independent Study (computer based) 250. TOEFL (paper- developments • Masters Dissertation based) 650. • Offers a valuable qualification to Course length: enhance career prospects in a wide A wide variety of engaging teaching and range of health-related roles and learning approaches will be utilised in 12 months full-time based in the offers scope to move into teaching or addition to traditional lecture including: Department of Nursing, Midwifery and research Healthcare; Faculty of Health and Life • Enhances the contribution made by • Online support for each module Sciences; Coventry University. Masters level graduates in developing • Tutorials with module leaders and individual professions course directorOverview • Individual and group supervision Future prospects • Seminars and workshopsThis course aims to enhance knowledge • Student led presentationsand understanding of theoretical and Students will emerge from this programmeapplied issues in healthcare; it emphasises with higher level skills and ability to playthe development of research skills required a key role in leading developments to Developmentsin an appraisal of evidence and promotes enhance health and health care within The MSc Health Studies is currently undercritical thinking skills necessary to their own field of practice. They will be review to ensure that all modules meet theimprove practice and implement evidence equipped to embrace the challenges of the needs of students working in a range ofbased care. The influence of the global rapidly changing health and health care countries and in a variety of health-relatedpublic health agenda is considered in an environment and to manage changes to disciplines. This will ensure an emphasisexamination of the complex social and improve health and health services. on public health or global health issues.political nature of health care systemsand delivery to promote advanced Course contentunderstanding of the issues affecting This course recognises that there will behealth and health care in an International transitional needs for some internationalcontext. The course is an opportunity to students to adjust to study in a UK higherextend your knowledge base which is education institution alongside UK basedtransferable to support healthcare practice students undertaking Masters Degree levelthrough sharing learning with healthcare study. The Department has considerablepractitioners from a range of countries. experience in meeting the needs of international students and offers supportThe course has been designed to offer in relation to information retrieval skills anda flexible mode for study. Students may academic study practices. In recognitioninitially complete a postgraduate certificate of the status of students undertaking thisin Health Studies, then a postgraduate course there is a considerable elementdiploma in Health Studies; successful of student-centred work allowing you tocompletion of the research dissertation pursue specific professional interests.leads to the award of Master of Science inHealth Studies. International students muststudy this course full time.
  15. 15. 15MSc Nursing Studies Nursing is developing worldwide and increasingly the demands and various to embrace the challenges of the rapidly changing healthcare environment and national registration bodies require nurses manage changes to enhance patient Entry requirements: to exercise high levels of autonomy care. It allows nurses to be clearer on commensurate with a minimum of the underpinning reasons for a particular Applicants for the Masters in Nursing graduate level knowledge and skills. approach to individual and community Studies will have completed a course health issues based on the current best leading to nurse registration and should Nurses holding a Masters degree in available evidence. normally hold an honours degree in Nursing will be ideally placed to take a nursing studies and an ability to study leading role in clinical developments within Masters level graduates will be tomorrow’s at master’s level. Students whose first their own fields of practice. policy makers, teachers and researchers. language is not English will normally They will be the leaders and specialist have achieved the standard University This course offers a Masters degree for nurse practitioners who fill and develop entrance requirements at this level; an qualified nurses, based in the UK. It does new posts as the nursing profession IELTS score of 6.5 (7 for those wishing not require Nursing and Midwifery Council develops. to pursue ONP) and TOEFL (computer registration since it has no compulsory based) 250. TOEFL (paper-based) 650. clinical practice element. It provides Course content Course length: the necessary academic foundation for professional nurses to make a leading This course recognises that there will be 12 months full-time based at the valuable contribution to health care at transitional needs for some international Department of Nursing, Midwifery and individual and community levels alongside nurses to adjust to study in a UK higher Healthcare; Faculty of Health and Life medical and allied health professionals education institution alongside UK based Sciences; Coventry University. forming a key part of the healthcare team. practicing nurses undertaking Masters Degree level study. In view of this there will be considerable support provided inOverview Reasons to choose MSc relation to information retrieval skills andThis course aims to enhance a critical Nursing Studies academic study practices. In recognitionunderstanding of the issues affecting • Intensive one year programme of the status of students undertaking thishealth and health care in an International combined with valuable UK based course there is a considerable elementcontext. The influence of the global public international experience of student centred work allowing you tohealth agenda on the role of the nurse • Provides an opportunity to develop pursue specific professional interests. Inis considered in an examination of the advanced understanding of the addition the course will cover a wide rangecomplex social and political nature of theoretical aspects of professional of topics which may include:nursing, health and social care, using nursing and engages with importantan integrated approach that draws on contemporary issues in Nursing from • Research Methodology, Design and theoretical frameworks from a range of an international perspective Methodsdisciplines. The course is an opportunity • Enables students to develop a • Contemporary Issues in Nursingto extend your knowledge base which is comprehensive knowledge of research • Public Health and Health Developmenttransferable to support nursing practice to support evidence base for practice • Practice Teaching and Learningthrough sharing learning with nurses and and nursing developments • Managing Individuals with Long-term healthcare practitioners from a range of • Offers a valuable qualification to Conditionscountries. enhance career prospects in clinical • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology nursing and offers scope to move into • Clinical Leadership and ManagementThe course has been designed to offer teaching or research • Public Health Policy and Practicea flexible mode for study. The course • Enhances the contribution made by • Independent Studyrequires students to initially complete Masters level graduates in developing • Masters Dissertationa postgraduate certificate in Nursing the professionStudies, then a postgraduate diploma in DevelopmentsNursing Studies; successful completion Future prospects In conjunction with this course there mayof the research dissertation leads to theaward of Master of Science Nursing Nurse graduates will emerge from this be the opportunity to join a UK NursingStudies. International students must study programme to enter challenging new and Midwifery Council approved Overseasthis course full time. opportunities and play a key role in Nursing Programme. leading clinical developments in practice within their field. They will be equipped
  16. 16. 16Applied Occupational Therapy CoursesMSc Occupational MSc Neurological The professional practice component, one of the final components within theTherapy Occupational course, gives opportunities to consolidate learning and apply theory directly within Entry requirements: Therapy the practice setting through exploration of a specific neurological issue. Specialist Applicants must hold a BSc (Hons) Entry requirements: neurological modules include: degree or a diploma in Occupational Therapy. You should also be a Applicants must hold a a BSc (Hons) or • The Neural Control of Human practising, professionally qualified Diploma in Occupational Therapy. Behaviour in Health and Disease Occupational Therapist. • Principles of Neurological Rehabilitation Course length: • Professional Practice Course length: 1 year Additional mandatory modules include: 1 year Health Professionals Council (HPC) • Evolving Practice and Theory registration is required for MScCourse content Neurological Occupational Therapy. • Research methodology, design and This course is open to those with a methodsprofessional qualification in Occupational • Data analysis HPC registration allows students toTherapy who wish to develop their skills undertake clinical practice modules.of critical analysis and evaluation and to All modules within the course are verybecome reflective in their consideration highly valued by students and the course Overseas students can apply to getof the theory that underpins their own is perceived as directly relevant within the HPC registration in the UK via the HPCprofessional practice. Studies focus on context of their own area of neurological website or their postal address is:Occupational Therapy, its philosophical Occupational Therapy practice.base core skills and professional issues The Health Professions Councilthrough mandatory modules. Through Park House The futureflexibility within the course structure 184 Kennington Park Road The course will enable you to reflect andstudents are able to select modules which London critically appraise current practice. You willare specific to their own interests and SE11 4BU develop and consolidate skills requiredlearning needs. The course is continually Tel: 020 7582 0866 for clinical specialist roles and consultantupdated to enable delivery of culturally therapist posts.sensitive and relevant programmes Course contentof learning. With a history of high You will gain knowledge of researchachievement, this course continues to be This course is open to those with a methodologies and skills, which couldvery highly evaluated by students. professional qualification in Occupational enable you to develop a career as a Therapy who hold HPC registration. Within researcher. this course, Occupational Therapists areThe future offered opportunities to develop existingThe course will enable you to reflect and Through the skills you will develop, knowledge and experience throughcritically appraise current practice. You education could become a possible in-depth exploration of the theoreticalcould develop and consolidate skills career option. The course could also underpinnings of practice. Integration ofrequired for clinical specialist roles and help you to prepare for managerial roles theory, the evidence-base and clinicalconsultant therapist posts. You will gain and furthermore, increased personal and reasoning will enable development ofknowledge of research methodologies and professional confidence could open advanced and reasoned approaches toskills, which would enable you to develop many doors and extend your range of practice, giving the potential to progressa career as a researcher. career options. towards specialist roles within neurology. Shared learning between OccupationalThe skills developed on this course are Therapists and Physiotherapists as wellideal for those looking to go into education as other health care professionals offeror management within a healthcare additional learning opportunities and asetting. Furthermore, increased personal relevant component within the context ofand professional confidence could open professional neurological practice.many doors and extend your range ofcareer options.
  17. 17. 17MSc Pharmacology Future prospects Reasons to choose MSc The MSc Pharmacology and Drug Pharmacology and Drugand Drug Discovery Discovery programme is specifically Discovery designed to equip you with the skills and • Strong links with the Pharmaceutical Entry requirements: knowledge required for a career within industry the Pharmacology and drug development An honours degree in Life Sciences or • Emphasis on vocational skills arena and there are many opportunities, Clinical Sciences based undergraduate development both the UK and internationally. course. Students will normally have • Excellent preparation for wide range of achieved a 2:2 or above or equivalent careers in extensive and varied health A large number of Pharmacologists appropriate qualification. industry are employed by companies in the • Hands-on experience of a wide range International qualifications which pharmaceutical industry, where they are of research methods in well equipped must include appropriate marks for involved in discovering and developing laboratories Mathematics and English Students drugs and carrying out clinical trials. • Innovative curriculum combining basic whose first language is not English are Pharmacologists may also work for and clinical sciences normally required to have 6.5 IELTS, contract research organisations (CROs) or • High levels of employability on (or 6.0 IELTS plus compulsory 5-week academic departments within universities graduation pre-sessional English course), TOEFL on research projects. computer-based 230, TOEFL score of 573 for paper based. There are also opportunities within Course content government laboratories (including Examples of Mandatory Modules: Course length: environmental agencies), charity-funded • Drug Discovery and Development 1 year full-time, 24-48 months research organisations, such as the • Pharmaceutical Discoveries part-time. Medical Research Council (MRC), and with • Research Skills other research institutes. The scientific • Technologies that Advance Clinical knowledge and skills students will acquire SciencesOverview during the course can also be a useful • Research Methodology, Design and There is demand for a whole new range basis for a career in teaching; technical Methodsof suitably trained professionals to and scientific writing (such as medical • Masters Dissertation speed up the critical task of translating writing or writing for the media); clinicalbasic laboratory medical research into trials; drug registration, patenting or Examples of Optional Modules:commercially-ready medical biotechnology monitoring; medical publishing or other Pathophysiology and Pharmacologyand drugs that can be used to diagnose information services, regulatory affairs or of Disease, Cancer Biology, Clinicaland treat patients. Pharmacology and sales and marketing. Physiology, Advanced Pharmacology,Drug Discovery also encompasses an Clinical Biochemistry and Haematologyemerging area of science is known as A wide range of job opportunities exist, and immunology.‘Translational Medicine’ and needs a new including:breed of Pharmacologist who can apply The course is designed for a national andbasic science knowledge and skills to • Clinical Research Manager international audience.experimental study design, management • Clinical Scientist and data analysis, and who understands • Human Resources Manager the legislation and other regulatory • Patent Attorney procedures surrounding disease treatment. • Pharmacologist • Project Manager/Director The course will also cover relevant • Public Relations Officer biotechnical innovations associated with • Regulatory Affairs Associate “Pharmacology and Drug discovery” as • Research Scientist well as both classical clinical trial design • Sales Representative and health-outcomes research. • Medical Writer Our course is designed to provide suchspecialists by applying basic and clinicalscience to topics including diagnosis,understanding and treatment of disease,supported by our excellent staff, researchexpertise and laboratory facilities.
  18. 18. 18MSc Psychology * The course will improve your knowledge Course content of Psychology and put you in a position where you can go on to further On this course you will study all of the Entry requirements: psychological study or give your career main theoretical areas of psychology a greater focus on psychology. The including: Applicants must have an upper second course is academically challenging and class degree (or above) in a relevant • Biological Psychology which provides a comprehensive foundation of discipline and the equivalent of a grade explores the relationship between the psychological theory and research, offering C in Maths at G.C.S.E. Level. brain, the body and behaviour. insights into behaviour from a variety of Applicants for whom English is not their perspectives. During the course you will first language must have IELTS 6.5 or build the knowledge and skills necessary • Social Psychology considers how an above. to fully appreciate the depth and breadth individual’s behaviour is affected by the essential to the study of psychology. presence of others. Applicants with lower qualifications but relevant work experience will be • Cognitive Psychology looks at how There are many opportunities for you to considered on an individual basis. people perceive, remember, think and practise and apply these skills with an emphasis on increasing your confidence solve problems. Course length: and competence. 1 year full time. • Developmental Psychology is the study of how peoples thinking and Future prospects social behaviour changes with age.The MSc Psychology is a one yearconversion course aimed at graduate Aimed at students seeking to enterstudents whose first degree was in a employment as professional psychologists, • Individual Differences looks at how(relevant) subject other than Psychology. the programme is a first step towards people differ from one another, forThe MSc Psychology provides knowledge chartered status as a professional example in terms of their intelligenceand understanding of the core areas in psychologist (GBC). Moreover, successful and personality.psychology and is designed to confer graduates of the programme willeligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership automatically be offered a place on You will also study contemporary issues(GBC) with the British Psychological our BPS accredited Masters’ degree and debates in psychology, ethicsSociety. Throughout the course there is an programmes in Forensic Psychology, in psychology and applied areas ofemphasis on developing transferable skills, Forensic Psychology, and Crime, psychology including counselling, clinical,such as IT, groupwork, communication, Occupational Psychology or Health forensic, educational, sport, work andreport-writing, numeracy and presentation Psychology. health psychology.skills. These skills enable our graduatesto secure employment in areas other • Research Methods outlines thethan psychology. Throughout the course, research methods and statisticalyou are encouraged to develop your analyses that are used in psychologicalown approach to study and to take research. You will both learn aboutresponsibility for planning and developing these and put these into practice.your own your own learning. You will also conduct an extensive piece of independent research on a topic of your choice. *Subject to approval
  19. 19. 19MSc Sport and Successful graduates may be eligible for Course content registration with the Federation of Holistic During the course students will typicallyExercise Therapy Therapists (FHT) and the Society of Sports learn to recognise and assess the typical Therapists (SST). symptoms and common clinical signs Entry requirements: associated with both normal and delayed Future prospects pathophysiological responses to trauma 2.2 in BSc Sport and Exercise Science The sports therapy sector is one of the and injury; explore physical, physiological, or similar subject area. fastest growing sectors in the sports psychosocial and therapeutic aspects Practitioners with other recognised industry. More individual athletes and of sport and their application to training, therapy qualifications or at least 5 years teams are seeing the value of a sports fitness and rehabilitation. They will also experience and have membership with injury specialist who can help players to explore the causes of sports injuries, the a recognised professional body (e.g. return to training and competition as soon management of trauma on the sports field FHT, SST) will also be considered by the as possible, or better still prevent injuries and elsewhere, and the assessment and course director. occurring and so increase the athletes treatment of injuries. potential to perform. Course length: Modules delivered on the course include: 1 year full-time, 2-5 years part-time. A wide range of job opportunities exist, including: • Pathology of Sports Injury • Management of Sports InjuriesOverview • Working with teams • Aetiology of Sports InjuriesThe MSc Sport and Exercise Therapy is • Sports injury clinics • Sports Injury Rehabilitationdesigned to enable Sport Science and • Private practice • Applied Experiencesimilar graduates to develop the skills • Teaching and trainingnecessary to become a practising Sports • Public health education Students will also follow a period ofTherapist as well as further developing supervised clinical practice and produce athose of current non-graduate Sports Reasons to choose MSc research based project in order to achievetherapists to meet the future demands of their final qualification. Sport and Exercise Therapythe profession. Coventry University has deliveredThe MSc Sport and Exercise Therapy undergraduate qualifications for severalcourse is designed to produce a years now and have a teaching team whoprofessionally competent therapists who are not only experienced lecturers butcan work as part of a multidisciplinary also have many years clinical experienceteam using evidence based practice and dealing with a diverse range of athletesappropriate scientific knowledge. Modules up to and including international level.are delivered via a mix of theoretical There is also a dedicated, well-equippedlectures and practical sessions ensuring Sports Injury Clinic on campus available tothat students will be fully equipped to fulfil both University staff and students and thetheir role as healthcare professionals. general public. Where possible students will also have placements with localDuring the course students will typically teams and clubs to further develop theirlearn to recognise and assess the typical experience of prevention and rehabilitationsymptoms and common clinical signs of sports injuries in a real situation.associated with both normal and delayedpathophysiological responses to trauma • Hands-on experience of a wide range and injury; explore physical, physiological, of treatment and assessment methodspsychosocial and therapeutic aspects • Well-equipped sports therapy clinic on of sport and their application to training, campusfitness and rehabilitation. They will also • Strong links with local sports teams explore the causes of sports injuries, the including Coventry City Football Club,management of trauma on the sports field Coventry Crusaders basketball teamand elsewhere, and the assessment and and Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey teamtreatment of injuries. • The course is led by experienced therapists with many years of experience in the field