Taught course

Refugee Care

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust · Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to: hold a university degree (or equivalent) in any subject, and a record of relevant work/experience or serious intent to work in relevant settings with refugees/asylum seekers.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will help enhance your understanding and skills in working with refugee people, using your own experience as context.

Using systemic and psychodynamic approaches, you will examine the complexities of the refugee experience from a holistic and more rounded perspective. You will consider therapeutic, clinical, theoretical, organisational, social and political viewpoints among others.

It is the only course of its kind that includes a relevant placement and placement group within an organisation related to working with refugee people, and is the longest running course in this field in the UK.

Our course is multidisciplinary and open to all professional and non-professional workers who are engaged in, or want to, work with asylum seeking/refugee people in different capacities, such as:

  • voluntary workers;
  • social workers;
  • managers;
  • mental health workers;
  • teachers;
  • psychologists;
  • community workers;
  • GPs;
  • public sector workers;
  • psychotherapists.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see information on fees and funding for Tavistock and Portman students on our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Katie Oliver
+44 (0)20 8938 2213 / 2214