MA Trauma Studies

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description

MA Trauma Studies

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Overview

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.

International students can apply for the short-term study visit visa for this programme.

Tutors

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent. You could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once.

Key facts

Course details

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.

Assessment

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.

Recognition of Other Learning (ROL)

If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply for exemption from some of the credit requirements of the course.

Modules

Year one

Core

  • Practice Perspectives on Dealing with Trauma: Skills and Pathways to Managing and Working Trauma
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Defining Trauma: Developmental Sociopsychology and the Impact of Trauma

Year two

Core

  • Research Applications: Evidence, Methods and Professional Development
  • Trauma and the Community: Perspective on Group, Community and the Organisational Contexts to Trauma

Plus:

  • Dissertation

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Timetable

You can view an example timetable however this is subject to change year on year and your live timetable will be available via the various online timetable systems.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

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.

Employability and average starting salary

99.5% of postgraduates from the School of Education who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £22,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £38,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career and professional development

Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunitiesand one-to-one discussions.

Entry requirements

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)

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2020
Duration
Duration
2 years
Part time
Price
Price
7,785 GBP
£7,785 (UK/EU) - £17,910 (international)
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
Start date : Sept. 2020
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Sept. 2020
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