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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Worcester

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What makes EMDR Therapy at Worcester special?

Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), psychological trauma and other mental health conditions. At Worcester our unique, ground-breaking course has been developed by world renowned expert in EMDR Therapy, president of Trauma Aid Europe and past president of EMDR UK & Ireland, Dr Derek Farrell MBE. It has been designed to enable mental health practitioners and professionals to further develop their understanding of psychological trauma and EMDR.

The PGCert EMDR therapy is the only postgraduate qualification in this empirically supported psychological treatment for trauma that is targeted towards licensed mental health professionals. At Worcester we have international expertise in teaching and learning, research and development in this field of EMDR therapy.

Studying a postgraduate course in the School of Psychology, you will join a friendly, community of learners who enjoy a high-quality teaching and learning experience - the University of Worcester is ranked 6th out of 68 institutions for postgraduate study (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, Advance HE).

Here at Worcester, we've designed the PG Cert EMDR curriculum around your busy lifestyle and clinical practice. We will support you in developing the skills that will enable you to understand and use EMDR through reflective teaching and practice.

Key features

  • Validated by EMDR Europe and contains full EMDR Europe Training
  • Students will develop key skills, knowledge and clinical application in EMDR therapy underpinned by integration between theory and practice, supported by evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence.
  • Learning and teaching based on real world examples of international humanitarian training and research projects.
  • Research inspired teaching based on comprehensive overview of contemporary research evidence.
  • Teaching delivered by current clinical practitioners.

Where could it take you?

Although students will already be engaged in clinical practice, undertaking this PG Cert EMDR programme will equip those who wish to develop their expertise in the field of psychological trauma in relation to developing specialist clinical practice and expertise, clinical supervision, research and development.

Developing expertise in EMDR Therapy allows clinicians to progress their careers in a manner that can extremely multi-faceted. EMDR clinicians can progress towards becoming an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner, Consultant/ Clinical Supervisor and Trainer. Expertise can also be related to specific speciality where EMDR could be used, enhanced and developed. These include peak performance, pain management, humanitarian activity, children and adolescents, severe and enduring mental illness, physical health care, military, ethnicity and culture, and many more.

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University information

University of Worcester

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  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    88th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    110 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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