Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

EMDR Therapy

University of Worcester

12 months
14100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The EMDR Therapy programme of University of Worcester is an evidence-based psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), psychological trauma and other mental health conditions.

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The EMDR Therapy programme of University of Worcester enables mental health practitioners and professionals to further develop their understanding of psychological trauma and EMDR.

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.

Programme Structure

This PGCert EMDR provides a 60-credit academic qualification covering the EMDR Europe accreditation requirements as a comprehensive psychological treatment model.

Blended learning will be utilised, including the use of the UW virtual learning environment.

You are taught through a combination of on-campus sessions and self-directed study tasks. The on-campus sessions would be delivered via a supportive learning environment with 4 four- day blocks (2 blocks in semester 1 and 2 blocks in semester 2). Dates would be advertised at least one month prior to registration to allow applicants to plan study alongside working commitments. The on-campus days involve engaging with different learning activities, such as lectures, practical tasks (individual and/or group), discussion and reflection.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

All students undertaking the course must already be licensed mental health professionals, engaged in clinical practice and actively working with psychological trauma populations. The University of Worcester require applicants to have a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or an equivalent relevant professional qualification in line with the eligibility criteria for EMDR training in the UK (Approved EMDR UK Board 10 July 2020) including:

  • Clinical Psychologists (Registered with HCPC or PSI)
  • Counselling Psychologists (Registered with HCPC or PSI)
  • Trainee Clinical & Counselling Psychologists in final year of training are acceptable with letter of recommendation from their supervisor
  • Psychiatrists (MRCPsych, SpR, SHO)
  • Occupational Therapists registered with HCPC with mental health training
  • Educational Psychologists (Registered with HCPC)
  • Registered Mental Health Social Workers with experience of working clinically in a mental health setting

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time EU/EEA PGCE per 15 credits - 1.156 GBP

Living costs for Worcester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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