Taught course

Psychoanalytic Observational Studies

University of Leeds · Leeds Institute of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Professional or academic qualifications to diploma or degree level; with current employment in a professional capacity with children, adolescents or families; with 1 year's experience, which need not be in a clinical setting.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme offers a high quality and flexible learning experience at advanced level for people already in professional practice with children and young people; it builds on the specific and generic outcomes of degree programmes in a wide range of specialisms (medicine, nursing, psychology, teaching, social work and allied professional disciplines) and offers advanced learning in the subject of psychoanalytical observational studies.

Fees and funding

NSCAP (Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy) is an NHS organisation under the auspices of Health Education England and Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; the Health Education England funding enables NSCAP to significantly reduce the overall course fees; NSCAP also operates a bursary scheme which supports a limited number of students for whom payment of fees may cause hardship; this is a means tested application process.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Academic Services Officer (NSCAP)
0113 305 8750