Taught course

Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma

University of Chester · Department of Social and Political Science

Entry requirements

Applicants require:
  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline or an equivalent qualification.
  • Relevant experience of working in the field of psychological trauma for a minimum of two years.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body such as the Health and Care Professions Council or the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc course offers the opportunity for experienced therapeutic practitioners to study the theoretical basis of psychological trauma from a bio-psycho-social perspective, including PTSD and complex trauma.

The course is taught by a team of academic clinicians experienced in working with trauma from the professions of counselling, psychology and psychiatry.

The incidence and impact of psychological trauma is a massive problem globally, and there is huge demand for services that can provide effective and timely treatment for individuals suffering from its symptoms. This course is suitable for anyone working with clients who have either single incident or multiple trauma histories, and aims to give a solid grounding in how to work safely and effectively with this client group.

You will study alongside other students from a wide range of professional backgrounds, and have the opportunity for further development clinically and academically by conducting research in an area that you are interested in.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511000