University of Chester

University of Chester

Psychological Trauma

Students learn about the nature of traumatic stress, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociation and the appropriate response to people traumatised by life events; the course includes adult and child trauma; students with existing therapeutic training can take the practitioner route which involves a supervised professional placement and those without this training take the studies route and have the opportunity to adapt their learning to their current/intended work.

Entry requirements

Minimum of lower 2nd Class Honours degree in any discipline or equivalent qualification and relevant experience of working in the field of psychological trauma; students who wish to undertake the practitioner option must have therapeutic qualifications, e.g. be a qualified psychotherapist or counsellor; they must also be accredited by, registered with, or have chartered status of, an appropriate professional body.

Course modules

Core modules: post traumatic stress; responding to psychological trauma: psychotherapeutic perspectives; research methods; managing traumatic incidents; applied research methods; dissertation; plus 2 optional modules: trauma across the life span; independent study mode.

Assessment methods

Assessment is achieved through essays, case studies, reports, presentations, simulations and, in relation to the supervised professional practice module, supervisor's reports and a client log; MSc students also submit a dissertation; there are no formal examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 620 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 620 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 620 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 620 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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Postgraduate Admissions
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01244 511000