Taught course

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust · Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to: hold a good honours degree or equivalent; hold a professional qualification in mental health OR; have significant clinical experience in mental health (at least one year paid or unpaid) without professional qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this course is to introduce you to a psychoanalytic way of thinking about your clinical work and to explore whether you may wish to pursue further training in psychotherapy. The course offers a Postgraduate Diploma or MA qualification, and comprises part one of a British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) accredited training in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

This course is for mental health professionals. You might be a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or nurse, or be in another mental health role in the NHS or voluntary sector. Even if you don’t have a clinical background, you can still be considered if you have completed some introductory training and a psychiatric placement.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see information on fees and funding for Tavistock and Portman students on our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Rosa Akerman
+44 (0)20 8938 2213 / 2214