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Psychoanalysis MSc by Research

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

The MSc by Research (Psychoanalysis) offers the opportunity to pursue independent research in an area of personal interest under supervision of one of the members of the Centre for Psychoanalysis. Students will expand their critical and analytic skills in a productive atmosphere, working with the academics and clinicians of the Centre. You will have the opportunity to attend group seminars and individual tutorials on research methodology as appropriate to the pursuit of the area of interest. These approaches may include archival research, historical research, conceptual research and textual analysis. This degree is an entirely research-based master's programme. The majority of your time will be spent working on your research project in the library, laboratories or elsewhere, under the direction of your supervisors.

Alongside your independent study, you will also have tutorial lectures in the key areas of machine learning and visual analytics. You will have regular meetings with your supervisor to review progress and plan future activities. You may also spend brief periods at partner sites, for example where your project involves collaboration with industry. The knowledge and skills gained from the programme will inform your current practice - whether as a clinician, counsellor, social worker, teacher, artist or writer. You will have developed self-direction and originality in dealing with complex issues as well as competence in academic writing. Students of the Centre for Psychoanalysis have taken up clinical training in psychoanalysis or psychotherapy, others have gone on to take up doctoral research.

Different course options

Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in any discipline, or a professional psychotherapy qualification. Entry is subject to the proposed project being acceptable. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more