M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip Psychoanalytic Studies
- Course Director:
- Dr. John O’Connor
- Course Office Contact Details:
- Telephone: +353-1-896 2290
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- International Student Course Queries:
- Erin Paullin (Global Officer, School of Psychology)
- Telephone: +353-1-896-1015
- Email: email@example.com
- Course Duration
- 1 year, full-time
- Closing date for Applications:
*The online application system reopens November 2020 for September 2021 intake.*
- 31st May annually *places may be filled before this date and late applications past the deadline may be considered. Please send a detailed Curriculum Vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 90 ECTS
The Masters of Philosophy in Psychoanalytic Studies offers graduates a thorough introduction to the history, theory and applications in clinical work and in the wider culture of psychoanalysis from Freud to modern writers in this broad field. The course is of interest to people from a variety of backgrounds, including graduates of psychology, philosophy, and other university programmes, as well mental health professionals, people who work in the fields of the Arts, education and health, among others. The programme attracts students from around the world and from a wide mix of backgrounds and age-groups.
Course Content and Structure
This is a one year full-time course. Students take six compulsory modules, equivalent to 10 ECTS each, together with a dissertation (30 ECTS). Please see modules below:
- Psychoanalysis and Art
- Dreams, Dreaming and Symbolic Life
- The Emotional World of the Child
- The Unconscious in Groups, Organisations and Society
- Object Relations Theory
- The Mind-Body Question in Psychoanalysis
*While the modules listed above are generally offered annually, please note that they may be subject to change.
Students complete a dissertation on a psychoanalytic theme for submission at the end of the programme.
Please see the student handbook for more information on the course. Student handbooks are subject to review each year in line with college policy.
Applications are normally accepted only from persons with a first or upper second class degree in an appropriate arts, social science or science subject or other subject which provides some basis for this course.
If English is not your first language or you have not been educated through English, you are required to submit one of the following qualifications below or notice of your test date with your application before you can be considered:
• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall (**each band of the IELTS must have a minimum score of 6.5)
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
• University of Cambridge: Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
*Please note meeting the minimum requirements is necessary for application to the course and not an indicator of admission success and test scores are only valid for two years.*
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online here. The applications’ site is open from November annually. Please note that all documents must be supplied and conditions of offer met by July 31st or any offer made will expire.
- A list of current course fees is available in the Course Fees section of the Academic Registry website.
IMPORTANT: Fees may increase annually.
Please consult information about eligibility for admission as an EU/Non-EU student and note that EU applicants must satisfy specific requirements to be deemed eligible for EU fee status.
For general information about postgraduate studies in the College, please see the College Graduate Studies Office pages.
Applicants who are considered international or non-EU students should contact the International Students' Webpage. Please see postgraduate information on this here.