Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Scholarships and funding

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Financial support for your studies

Discover scholarships and funding to support you financially throughout your studies. Learn more about resources exclusive to the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies and University-wide opportunities.

Departmental funding opportunities

The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies provides many funding opportunities to applicants and students. You can find details of exclusive opportunities made available by the Department below:

Referral Bursary £100, for students of FdA Therapeutic Care in Therapeutic Organisations

What you get:

A £100 Amazon voucher.

Who can apply:

Current students or alumni of the FdA Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations course, who refer a student.

How to apply:

You can learn more about this bursary and discover how to apply by visiting the TCTO Referral Bursary scholarships page.

The Keggereis Fund £1000, for students of MA Psychodynamic Counselling

What you get:

£1000 paid in three instalments throughout the academic year.

Who can apply:

Students who will be studying on Year 2 of the MA in Psychodynamic Counselling course. You must have been offered a place on the 2nd year of the  MA Psychodynamic Counselling course, or about to enter year 2 of the 3 year MA Psychodynamic Counselling course.

How to apply:

The deadline for 2024-2025 applications is September 1st 2024. Applications for these bursaries must be submitted to the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies. Please see the documents below for further details:

The background:

The Kegerreis Fund is made possible thanks to a donation from Professor Sue Kegerreis to the University.  It is designed to help students with clinical supervision costs.

Schools Membership Staff 25% fee discount, for students of FdA Therapeutic Care in Therapeutic Organisations

What you get:

A 25% discount in tuition fees for each year of study.

Who can apply:

Members of staff at our Schools Membership institutions who wish to undertake the FdA Therapeutic Communications and Therapeutic Organisations course, based either at our Colchester Campus or online.

For full eligibility criteria and details on how to apply visit the Schools Membership Staff TCTO Fee Discount scholarship page.

The background:

This scholarship has been made available to help staff from membership schools access higher education.

Essex Futures Refugee Care Scholarship 100% fee discount, for students of MA Refugee Care

What you get:

This scholarship entitles you to a complete reduction of your tuition fees, equivalent to the value of £10,000. For overseas students your tuition fees will be reduced to the home fee rate. Ten scholarships will be made available during the 2024-2025 academic year.

How to apply:

Full eligibility criteria and deadlines can be found on the Essex Futures Refugee Care Scholarship page. Details for 2024-2025 are soon to be announced.

The background:

This scholarship has been made possible due to an incredibly generous donation. The donor wishes to support students through their studies in MA Refugee Care.

Fully-Funded Three Year Studentship 100% fee discount, for PhD students in Psychosocial Studies 

What you get:

Your full-time PhD tuition fees of £4,712 will be covered for 9 terms (3 academic years). For students who are overseas fee payers, your tuition fees will be reduced to the home fee rate (and paid for by the studentship at that rate).

How to apply:

Application deadline is 16 February 2024.

To view the full eligibility criteria please visit the Fully-Funded Three year PhD in Psychosocial Studies studentship page.

The background:

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies offering a fully-funded three-year doctoral studentship (starting in April 2024) in the area of Psychosocial Studies.

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Departmental prizes for existing students

The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies regularly awards prizes for exceptional student performance. We believe in openly celebrating the achievements of all our students, and awarding prizes is just one of the small ways we do this.

Funded by generous donations from staff members and notable figures from the psychoanalytic community, our prizes include book tokens, Amazon vouchers, and cash. Two of our highest monetary prizes are listed below:

The Rima Cherri Prize £1000, for students of MA Refugee Care

Who can receive the prize:

The prize will be given to an MA Refugee Care student who achieves the highest awarded mark for the dissertation. The prize will be awarded upon graduation.

The background:

The Rima Cherri Prize, founded in 2022, was introduced to commemorate the passing of Rima Cherri, a PhD student of the Department. Rima was a journalist for Reuters and video producer for the United Nations Refugee Agency. He research and work focused on the struggles of refugee children. You can read more about the prize and Rima's work in this Colchester Gazette article.

The Henry Centre Prize £1000, for students of MA Psychodynamic Counselling

Who can receive the prize:

The prize will be given to a first year student on MA Psychodynamic Counselling (36-month variant) who achieves the highest mark in the reflective essay for PA221-6-FY Personal Development. In the event of the tie, the prize will be split amongst all students achieving the highest mark.  

How you can use it:

This prize can be used towards the second-year tuition fees in the first instance, or if these are being already met by a scholarship, then the prize can be used towards the recipient’s supervision costs and/or accommodation.

The background:

The Henry Centre was founded in January 2020 by PPS Graduate Natalie Corbett (MA Psychodynamic Counselling, 2019). It is a private counselling and psychotherapy centre based in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. The Centre provides high quality, meaningful and ethically minded therapy for individuals, couples and children.

Natalie said on starting the centre, “My aim is to provide an excellent standard of care for our clients and promote the idea of psychodynamic thinking within the local community. By starting the Henry Centre prize, we are continuing our work in helping to support and develop new talent within the local psychodynamic community.” Visit the Henry Centre to learn more about Natalie's work.

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