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The BSc (Hons) Psychological Trauma Studies degree programme can be completed over four academic years as a part-time course of study. The programme is managed collaboratively by the School of Nursing and Midwifery and WAVE Trauma Centre. WAVE Trauma Centre is a cross community organisation, which provides therapeutic support and befriending services for those affected by the psychological trauma associated with the Northern Ireland troubles.

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Programme Aim

The degree programme aims to enable students to develop their knowledge and provide a context for the understanding of psychological trauma.  It is designed to meet the needs of those from community groups and organisations and also health care professionals involved in the care and support of traumatised individuals and communities.


Programme Outline

This degree programme comprises of five modules at Level 2 and five modules at Level 3.



Part-time students should normally complete ten modules over four academic years.


Entry Requirements

Candidates must:

Have successfully completed a programme of study of 120 CATS points at Level 1, as approved by the Programme Committee.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the School for advice on 028 9097 5714.


How to apply

Download an application form here.

Applications must be received at the School by post/hand delivered by 4pm Monday, 5 August 2019.