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

Providing an opportunity to understand the nature of psychological trauma, this course offers a rich, diverse foundation for working in the field of trauma for a broad range of professional disciplines.

Psychological trauma affects almost everyone at some point in their lives, be it through loss, accident or illness. Professionals from a wide range of backgrounds work with traumatised people.

This course is ideal if you are looking towards or already working in counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, police/probation/prison services, education, NGOs or as emergency service staff.

It will enable you to develop, extend and deepen your knowledge of theory and practice relevant to your own work and build towards a masters-level qualification through a supervised research project of your choice. You will be able to draw from the broad range of existing knowledge, skills and research of staff and colleagues in the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth.

You will learn experientially through group learning, workshops and seminars as well as through lectures aimed at developing your personal awareness, skills and knowledge. We strive to create a small vibrant learning community where we learn from each other, and also run a seminar series linked to this course.

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