Taught course

Psychological Trauma

University of Chester · Department of Social and Political Science

Entry requirements

An honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a related discipline or an equivalent qualification and relevant experience in the field of trauma is essential. An interview may also be required.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Psychological Trauma offers an excellent opportunity to study a specialised area of psychological health and wellbeing.

Traumatic events are a part of life, be they events affecting whole communities, such as earthquakes; events that affect organisations, such as air disasters; or events primarily affecting an individual, such as being the victim of violence. Understanding how people react to these traumas is vital to be able to respond to them appropriately.

The course is well-established and has a respected reputation. It attracts both national and international students.

Staff include a range of internal and external lecturers with extensive clinical and academic experience in their respective areas.

This course will be of interest to anyone working in a setting where psychological trauma occurs, or those that have had experience of psychological trauma in other areas. The course is delivered in a block format of four full days per module to make it more accessible to those in employment.

Our students come from a diverse range of occupational backgrounds; a number are new graduates with relevant trauma experience.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 1244 511000