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The MA Psychoanalytic Studies is jointly run by the Departments of Psychosocial Studies and History, Classics and Archaeology, which allows you to study the origins of psychoanalysis, its history over its first 120 years of life, its main ideas and their applications, both within and outside the therapeutic context, and in particular how it has been taken up and contested in different social and cultural situations.

Taught by a wide range of leading academics and psychoanalytic practitioners, the programme explores how psychoanalytic thought has been used to illuminate pressing social and political concerns, and examines the controversies that have always surrounded it. It focuses on the interface between psychoanalysis as an evolving clinical practice, as a form of knowledge, and as a

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Entry Requirements

At least a second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in any relevant discipline, including humanities and social science disciplines such as psychology, history, English, languages, sociology, politics, philosophy and cultural studies.

In exceptional circumstances, non-graduates who have substantial relevant professional experience (e.g. teaching, journalism, social work, counselling and psychotherapy, mediation, development work) will be considered.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each sub-test.

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