How do members of the armed forces and civilians cope with the psychological trauma of war? To answer this complex question and more, you’ll explore existing literature, the latest research, and the development and practice of military psychiatry.
We’ll help you compare the psychology of different nations and look at the subject from both a theoretical and practical point of view. Then you’ll reflect on how this relates to work in psychiatry, NGOs, emergency, or anti-terrorist services.
You’ll complete a dissertation which gives you a chance to personalise the course to your own interests. This will also challenge you to identify, plan and propose solutions to problems at the forefront of the field.
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“Students hear from guest speakers throughout the year – we bring in a range of experts including counter-terrorism specialists, members of the armed forces, and clinical psychiatrists.”
Professor Edgar Jones, Course Leader
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.
War and Psychiatry
Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (10 hours) | Self-study time (330 hours)
Advanced Concepts in Military Psychiatry
Lectures (10 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (14 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (10 hours) | Self-study time (366 hours)
Civilians and Extreme Trauma: The Impact of Warfare, Disasters and Political Repression
Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (0 hours) | Self-study time (340 hours)
Lectures (10 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (2 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (0 hours) | Self-study time (588 hours)
The above is based on 27 academic weeks. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Students are assessed on their coursework. Coursework can include written assignments such as essays and portfolios. Some optional modules offered by the Department of War Studies may include an examination.
Examination (0%) | Coursework (100%) | Practical (0%)