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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Psychology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    3 years (part-time)

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    06 September 2018

Course content

Our MSc in Psychological Trauma offers an excellent opportunity to study a specialised area of psychological health and wellbeing.

Course overview

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.

Why Study Psychological Trauma with us?

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.

What will I learn?

The course explores the nature of psychological trauma across a range of differing perspectives. Neurobiological, psychological and sociological themes form the core strands throughout the course.

Modules examine the theory, nature, assessment and treatment of psychological trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other related conditions. You will consider the management of traumatic incidents and traumatic bereavement. You will also undertake an independent piece of research in the area for your dissertation.

How will I be taught?

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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

Course Fees

For our latest fees please visit our website.

Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this course we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please visit our website

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Visit the Psychological Trauma page on the University of Chester website for more details!

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