Social work and social science

New UKRI funding for Brighton to accelerate real-world research impact

University of Brighton has received £450,000 to boost its innovative arts and humanities-based research and impact initiatives over the next three years. The prestigious UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funded via the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) will provide vital investment to translate challenge-led research into projects with clear impacts…

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Award for life-changing music therapy tool

School of Humanities and Social Science academic Rebecca Atkinson has won a national award for groundbreaking research behind a new digital music therapy portal called DUET. DUET’s life-improving potential has been recognised with a 2022 UK Advancing Healthcare Award for Dr Atkinson, shared with her colleagues Irene Lo Coco and Elizabeth Nightingale at Chiltern Music…

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“The content of the course is informative, engaging and has expanded my knowledge”

Hear from current Social Work BSc student Keeley Vokins on her experiences of studying at the University of Brighton. “The social work course at University of Brighton has really had a positive impact on myself in such a short amount of time already. “The content of the course is informative, engaging and has expanded my…

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“I chose Brighton as it had a good reputation, especially for vocational courses, and the interview process was pleasant and smooth”

Read our Q&A with first year Social Work BSc student Dave. Learning as a mature student I started university straight after doing an Access course, so the transition was fine, although it is a step up to degree level. The lecturers and my tutor have been very supportive, while making the expectations clear, so I…

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“I worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS, then worked for the Trauma and Counselling Service at the London Fire Brigade and in private practice”

Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy graduate Christine Hopfgarten on studying at Brighton, her career since, and her new book. Christine Hopfgarten was awarded A PGDip in Psychodynamic Counselling in 2011. She got in touch to share her memories of her studies and what she’s up to now…. “I fondly remember my studies at Brighton. I would…

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Preliminary reading for prospective counselling and psychotherapy students

Thinking of applying to one of our courses? Take a look at our reading lists, covering both the humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. If you want to gain an understanding of the humanistic approach, you may wish to read some of the following texts: Bazzano M. and Webb J. (2016) Therapy and the Counter-Tradition: The edge…

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Read our counselling and psychotherapy courses FAQs

Wondering whether to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic or Psychodynamic Counselling, whether you need to do a placement, or be in therapy while you study? Read these frequently asked questions. Should I apply for the Humanistic or Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling Postgraduate Diploma? We can provide a few pointers for you, but ultimately you…

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Meet some our counselling and psychotherapy lecturers

Take a look at the research profiles and the published work of the lecturers who teach on our counselling and psychotherapy Postgraduate Diplomas and MSc. Pamela Howard, Principal Lecturer Take a look at Pam’s research profile Read her book The Therapeutic Encounter: A Cross-Modality Approach co-authored with lecturer David Bott. Dwight Turner, Senior Lecturer Read…

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University of Brighton to host public talk on contested Cecil Rhodes statue

Book your place for this online public talk (12 November, 2-4pm), co-chaired by politics lecturer Dr Heba Youssef and anthropology and psychology academic Dr Nichola Khan, which will explore the turbulent debates over the statue of Rhodes at Oxford University.   The University of Brighton’s Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics (CSECP) announces two eminent…

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Brighton academic in BBC discussion of Afghan migrant experience

University of Brighton’s Dr Nichola Khan will feature on Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed on October 6, discussing the experience of Afghan migrants in England. Dr Khan is Reader in Anthropology and Psychology in the School of Humanities and Social Science, as well as being Director of the University’s Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics….

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