Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in the helping professions. Candidates with qualifications other than an approved 1st degree who have at least 1 year of practice providing trauma-related support are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis subject to approval at faculty level. A supporting essay of 3,000 words, demonstrating suitability for postgraduate study, will be required to support an application.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme addresses the needs of a range of adults who work or seek employment in a variety of settings involving knowledge, skills and expertise in understanding and helping individuals with trauma.

This award will enable you to develop, extend and deepen your knowledge of theory and practice systematically and enable you to begin to develop expertise in psychosocial aspects of helping, psychotherapy and counselling work with a variety of individuals experiencing trauma, and to complete a dissertation in the topic of trauma studies.

The programme will employ an inclusive notion of trauma. In doing so, the programme will utilise the existing research, knowledge and skills of full and part-time staff in the School of Sociology and Social Policy and in the Centre for Research in Schools and Communities, School of Education.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element). Your tuition fees will vary according to whether you study as a full or part-time student and are categorised as a non-EU International or UK/EU student for the purpose of fees. Please contact the School for further information.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Education web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

One year part-time experiential course.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559