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PhD Psychoanalytic Studies

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Full time | Colchester Campus | 4 years | JAN-23

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Full time


4 years

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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Course Summary

We offer research supervision in the following fields:

  • child development
  • conceptual analysis
  • creativity
  • gender
  • group and institutional dynamics
  • history of psychoanalysis (including Jungian analysis)
  • Jungian thought
  • philosophical issues in psychoanalysis
  • psychoanalysis and the arts
  • psychoanalysis and education
  • psychoanalysis and religion
  • psychoanalytic methodology in clinical and non-clinical fields, especially politics and sociology
  • psychoanalytic theory (eg Freudian, Kleinian, Jungian, object-relations and group theory)
  • psychosis
  • refugee studies
  • trauma and violence

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 of their work.


Psychoanalytic Studies - Research - Core

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Entry requirements

You will need a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related discipline. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.