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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The course will be delivered by practitioners who have a wealth of psychosexual experience between them. This is currently the most northerly psychosexual course available within the UK.

You’ll be required to take three theoretical modules in year 1, that will prepare you for the practitioner module and you will also need to complete a minimum of 120 hours client work across one academic year. In years 3 & 4 you will undertake a robust piece of empirical research and potentially complete the requisite number of hours for COSRT Psychotherapist Accreditation.

The course takes a Bio-Psycho-Social Approach to the field of Psychosexual Medicine You will be introduced to the course and basic sexual and relationship theory. You will then study Relationships: Models and Interventions; and Diversity of Psychosexual Needs before taking the Psychosexual Practitioner module that is delivered over one academic year. You’ll also be required to complete an Introduction to Postgraduate Research module. The second year is closely linked to the practice of psychosexual therapy for which you will take a year-long placement in a psychosexual therapy clinic close to your area of employment.

Learning Environment and Assessment

All Course materials will be available via Blackboard (UCLan’s intranet system). Year 1 will be taught on campus during week-long modules. The delivery will involve lectures, discussions, presentations, ‘flipped classes’, skills-based teaching. Year 2 will be delivered in the same way but will include more practice-based sessions whilst on placement.

All members of the Course team are involved in on-going psychosexual practice whilst many are involved in either research or writing in academic journals or via conferences.

As a requirement of the course, students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of direct client contact within an agreed psychosexual clinic/setting. Placements are generally within Lancashire and the Northwest of England however they may be negotiated elsewhere within the United Kingdom.

Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to undertake a psychosexual placement within an existing NHS Psychosexual Therapy service although students (mainly doctors) who choose to undertake their practice within an existing service will have on going support provided by the university via placement audits and personal tutor support. Within the psychosexual placement you will receive on-going supervisory support in the ration of 1.5 hours supervision/6 hours of client therapy.

In terms of possible career paths, successful graduates will be eligible to apply for positions as a qualified Psychosexual Therapist and to work towards the completion of COSRT/UKCP Accreditation.

Graduates of this programme may wish to progress further onto research-based academic qualifications (e.g. MPhil/PhD).

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

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