Solution Focused Interactions 15 Credits Level 9; ECTS points 7.5

1. Overview

We provide a stimulating learning opportunity for individuals in the field of solution focused brief therapy.

This course is designed for those who wish to advance their knowledge and skills and enhance the effectiveness of their work.

2. What you will study

  • The theoretical development of solution focused interactions and the evaluation of the impact of Milton Erickson, and others, on this.
  • The key factors contributing to the solution focused interview.
  • The use of solution focused interactions in your own practice.
  • The major differences between solution finding and problem solving.
  • The principles of solution focused interactions in an appropriate and therapeutic manner within a simulated clinical setting.

3. How you will learn

The module is delivered using a blend of face to face (9 study days) teaching and online material. Students will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

  • Approximately 60 hours on face-to-face learning
  • Approximately 90 hours on independent study using online material


  • Practical Exam
  • Written Assignment

Each constitutes 50% of the total course assessment.

4. Entry Requirements

This module is suitable for registered nurses, midwives, health and social care professionals and other individuals with a basic grounding in communication skills. They should be willing to engage in experiential learning and to share experiences within a group setting.

Normally, applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate HND level study; however, if this is not the case, interested individuals are encouraged to make contact and discuss their circumstances.

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

  • £600 .

International Students

  • £960 .

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

  • £570 .

International Students

  • £930 .

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £570 .

International Students

  • £930 .

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

  • £555 .

International Students

  • £900 .

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

  • £540 .

International Students

  • £875 .

For Academic Year 2012/2013

UK/EU Students

  • £520 course

International Students

  • £845 course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £505 course


Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


6. How to apply

For an application pack, please contact

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15 Credits Level 9; ECTS points 7.5

Course Length

17 Weeks

Mode of Attendance

Blended Learning / 9 Study Days

Academic School
School of Nursing and Midwifery
More Information:
Steve Smith Senior Lecturer (Enterprise Fellow)
+44 (0)1224 262631