Psychology, Social Work and Public Health - Virtually Here

Welcome to the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health "Virtually Here" Open Day. Whether you’re visiting us for the first time or coming back to us to find out more, we hope you enjoy this opportunity to experience Oxford Brookes University.

Get the most out of your virtual tour by viewing our amazing facilities – take a tour, find out about our facilities and support services and when you see one of our student cards around, click to see what it’s like to be a student at Brookes.

You can also find out more about accommodation, finance and facilities on the main Virtually Here pages.



Postgraduate Courses

Postgraduate courses in the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health at Oxford Brookes offer opportunities to explore deeper into subject areas such as family wellbeing, psychology, public health and community nursing.

TitleAward / CATS credits Course flyer
Community Children's Nursing PGDip
Community Nursing in the Home / District Nursing PGDip
Midwifery (Pre-registration) MSc PDF
Psychology MSc / PGDip / PGCert PDF
Psychology Qualifying Certificate Qualifying Certificate PDF
Public Health MSc / PGDip / PGCert PDF
Social Work MA / PGDip PDF
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (NMC) PGDip
Child Protection Practice PGDip


Our accommodation pages have lots of information about the different types of accommodation available and how to apply. Please note that nursing and allied health students may need different contract lengths to fit in with the nature of their course.


Student Stories



Profile: MSc Psychology student

Nick Stewart enjoyed a very satisfying ten years in healthcare PR and marketing, working both in the charity and commercial sectors. He became intrigued by the roles that psychology and coaching play in the workplace, and decided to pursue a second career as a professional psychologist.

"I chose the conversion degree at Brookes because I wanted to study with other postgraduates, and had found that conversion degrees at many other universities are taught alongside undergraduates. I was also keen to move out of London, and the city of Oxford attracted me both academically and culturally.

"My research project was the part of the course I most enjoyed. It focused on the well-being benefits of singing in a choir. Designing the study, collecting the data and writing up the report was hard work but rewarding. I had a very attentive supervisor who supported me through all stages.

"The findings suggested that the experience of using your voice to make music may be enhanced when you feel part of a cohesive social group. This adds to a growing body of research suggesting that moving and breathing in synchrony with others might be responsible for creating a unique well-being effect.

"I presented these findings at the 2013 Conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) in York.

"I have since secured a post as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist, helping to implement a large randomised controlled trial aimed at improving dementia care. The experience should prove very useful when I apply to for a place on a clinical psychology doctoral course next year."

Find out more about why singing in a choir might be good for you.