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  Psychosocial Studies (Graduate Certificate)


Birkbeck, University of London    School of Social Sciences

Part time October Other 1 year part-time
Psychology (31) Sociology (33)

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Unleash your potential with our Graduate Certificate in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck. Dive into the depths of psychosocial theory, exploring the intricate connections between subjectivity, identity, and societal structures. Delve into psychoanalysis and social theory, equipping yourself to dissect various psychosocial phenomena from violence to personal transformations. This undergraduate-level qualification sets the stage for further postgraduate studies, enhancing your analytical skills and academic foundations. The programme comprises two, three, or four modules at final-year undergraduate level, offering 60, 90, or 120 credits. With a minimum second-class honours degree or relevant professional experience, you can embark on this transformative journey. Benefit from Birkbeck's renowned research institutes, providing a platform for engaging talks and masterclasses. Elevate your career prospects and scholarly pursuits with Psychosocial Studies (Graduate Certificate) at Birkbeck.

About the course

Our Graduate Certificate in Psychosocial Studies introduces you to substantial strands of psychosocial theory: theory that proposes different ways of understanding the interrelationship between the development of subjectivity and identity, and historical and contemporary social and political formations. The focus is on psychoanalysis and social theory.

The course prepares you to identify and analyse a range of psychosocial phenomena (such as violence, war, trauma, terrorism, intimacies, communities, care, human rights, agency, resistance, and personal and social transformations). It will advance your study skills and provide you with the intellectual and academic foundations for further postgraduate courses in psychosocial studies.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class honours degree or its equivalent in a discipline relevant to psychosocial studies, which includes most humanities and social science disciplines (such as psychology, sociology, politics, history, cultural studies).

In exceptional circumstances, the admissions tutor will consider applicants who have substantial professional experience (for example, teaching, social work, counselling and psychotherapy, mediation, development work, arts and cultural industries) without a first degree, and who can demonstrate through interview and a written assignment that they have the required academic abilities to complete a postgraduate-level course.




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