Our wide range of Masters enable you to get the most from our unique blend of
academic and clinical expertise. They cover both the development and the current
applications of psychoanalytic and Jungian thought, and also address how these
can inform and deepen social and political enquiry. Some can form strong
foundations for further clinical training, some relate more to philosophical,
historical and theoretical explorations. Some are more directly linked to
current and future work settings.
Having benefited from the personal and academic development the Centre
offers, our MA alumni have gone
on to become successful and eminent in a wide range of activities.
Most of our taught Masters courses can be studied either full- or part-time.
You can read about the experiences
of our students who have studied our Masters courses.
You may also be interested in our Graduate
Diplomas and pre-Masters courses which provide pathway routes to our Masters
MA Psychoanalytic Studies
How has the notion of 'Freudian unconscious' shaped western culture and been
transmitted around the world? How does the unconscious affect us individually
and socially? Our MA Psychoanalytic Studies gives you a unique and fascinating
way of exploring how the unconscious affects both individuals and societies and
MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies
How can Jungian analytic psychology explain historical events, culture and
society? What are the possibilities and limitations of applying analytical
psychology to various socio-cultural fields or topics?
Whether you are looking to train as a Jungian analyst or psychotherapist, or
learn the skills to carry out research in a related area of analytical
psychology, our unique course gives you a thorough academic grounding in Jungian
and post-Jungian theory and practice.
In this video, some of our students talk about their experience of the MA
Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies.
MA Psychodynamic Counselling
Taught at our Colchester Campus, this course offers a professional
qualification to work therapeutically with children and adolescents. You will
gain a thorough theoretical and practical training, including a supervised
placement. The course provides a direct career pathway to a professional
counsellor or psychotherapist qualification.
MA Refugee Care
Do you, or are you looking to, work with refugees, asylum seekers or other
displaced groups of people? How can you care for these people more effectively?
How can therapeutic dimensions of care and psychosocial perspectives help to
understand the multi-dimensional complexities of the refugee experience? Our MA
Refugee Care combines expertise from both our Centre and the Tavistock Centre to
bring an innovative twin-site Masters in the study of refugee care.
Our US-UK Fulbright Scholar, Javier Thompson, is studying for the MA Refugee
Care. You can listen to his story:
PG Diploma / MA Management and Organisational Dynamics
The contemporary organisation is characterised by complexity and change. Our
unique courses in Management and Organisational Dynamics, offered jointly with
Essex Business School, aims to equip you with powerful tools to support your
development as a future leader, manager, organisational consultant, researcher
or executive coach.
In this video, Dr Chris Tanner gives us an overview of the MA Management and
Organisational Dynamics course.
Each year postgraduate taught students are invited to complete student
satisfaction surveys to tell us about their experience while studying with us.
Fees and scholarships
Find out details about our fees and scholarships. If you would like any further information or have any questions, please
do not hesitate to contact us.
How to apply
Find out more about how to apply for a course at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies. We can provide
help and advice, and guide you through the application process.
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available to answer your questions and you can speak to students about life at Essex.
By undertaking PhD study at Essex, you will become a member of an exciting and active research community, and benefit from the expert supervision of
our internationally recognised staff.