Masters degree or equivalent in relevant subject area.
MPhil and PhD
Months of entry
We offer supervision in refugee care, allowing you to undertake research that introduces a therapeutic dimension and psychosocial perspective to your work with asylum seekers and/or refugees.
Our graduates go on to a number of different destinations, including further study and training in psychoanalysis, Jungian analysis, or psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Many of our students are already professionals, clinical and non-clinical, so return to their existing fields, either in jobs or further training, and use their time with us to deepen their understanding
We also offer an MPhil in this subject and part-time research study is also available.
Our Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies is internationally recognised as one of the leading centres for work that focuses on the role of the unconscious mind in mental health, as well as in culture and society generally. Our research and teaching is deeply grounded in knowledge deriving from clinical practice, to which our highest standards of academic thinking are then applied.
We enjoy an outstanding reputation for research and have consistently achieved the highest rating in the UK's Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), most recently in December 2008. Being located within the UK's leading university of the study of social sciences means you are surrounded by strong departments that fully support and enhance our work. This allows you to gain the opportunity to work with and be taught by senior clinicians and world-class scholars in their fields.
Supervision includes: psychoanalytic theory; group/institutional dynamics; psychosis; gender; education/child development; trauma/violence; refugee studies; psychoanalytic methodology in clinical/non-clinical fields; history of psychoanalysis; psychoanalysis and the arts.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, see: www.essex.ac.uk.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
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