Taught course

Psychological Trauma

Institution
University of Chester · Department of Social and Political Science
Qualifications
MSc

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

October

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.

The course is delivered in a block format of four full days per module to make it more accessible to those in employment. Teaching is delivered via interactive lectures, group discussion, experiential group exercises, student presentations, case presentations and a simulation. There are 30 contact hours and an anticipated 200 hours of self-directed learning for each module.

Part of the assessment is in class, which will involve presentations, group work and posters. The remaining assessment is a 3,500-word written essay completed after each module block.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Social and Political Sciences
Email
sps@chester.ac.uk