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.
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This course recruits every two years so the next available start date is September 2020.
The taught element of this course is made up of 120 credits, plus a 60-credit dissertation. It can be completed over two years part-time, plus an eight-month dissertation. There are PGDip and PGCert exit points.
Your attendance will typically be equal to five full days each semester/three months (two Friday-Saturday blocks and one Friday). International students can apply for the short-term study visit visa for this programme.
You will start your dissertation project during semester two, which will run alongside the taught elements of the course.
Each 30-credit module is assessed through an assortment of tasks, including written assignment, verbal presentation, poster production, book or policy review.
Assignment tasks are set according to your learning objectives and you are encouraged to develop assignments around their own specialist field of interest. To complete the masters, you must achieve a pass of 50 on each assignment.
The 15,000-word dissertation is an original piece of work focusing on a research topic associated with your area of practice.
2:2 (or international equivalent) in a helping-related discipline; Applicants with a degree in any other discipline must have at least one year of practice providing trauma-related support and will be considered on an individual basis
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary/secondary teachers and vocational/industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study for professional development in their chosen career.
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