Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Applications are normally accepted only from persons with a first or upper second class degree (2.1) in an appropriate arts, social science or science subject. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

The Masters of Philosophy in Psychoanalytic Studies offers
graduates a thorough introduction to the history, theory
and applications in clinical work and in the wider culture of
psychoanalysis from Freud to modern writers in this broad field.
The course is of interest to people from a variety of backgrounds,
including graduates of psychology, philosophy, and other
university programmes, as well mental health professionals,
people who work in the fields of the arts, education and health,
among others. The course typically covers areas such as basic
psychoanalytic concepts, dreams, dreaming and symbolic life,
the emotional world of the child, psychoanalysis and the arts,
clinical states of mind and object relations theory. The content
of modules may vary from year to year. Students are required to
complete a thesis on a psychoanalytic theme for submission at
the end of the programme.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr John O'Connor
+353-1-896 2290