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Psychosocial and psychoanalytic studies

Explore the unconscious dimensions of human behaviour.

Psychosocial and psychoanalytic studies
Are you fascinated by human behaviour? Do you want to explore why so many people have emotional or relationship problems? Or investigate what underpins cultural and political activities?

Our courses on psychoanalysis and therapeutic care scrutinise all of these questions. Looking beneath the surface, at levels untouched by other disciplines, we explore the role of the unconscious mind in mental health, culture and society.

Why study here?
  • Learn in small groups with expert academics and practitioners.
  • Our approachable staff have clinical as well as academic expertise and experience.
  • 94% of our ­Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies students expressed overall satisfaction with their course (NSS 2017)
How do unconscious factors affect our emotional and psychological lives, our relationships with others and society? What is the relation between inner fantasy and external reality?

Our courses on psychoanalytic studies, Jungian and post-Jungian studies, organisational dynamics, refugee care and psychodynamic counselling are taught by senior clinicians and internationally renowned academic researchers.

Why study here?
  • Our unique clinical and academic expertise informs our research-led teaching from world-class scholars.
  • Close ties with education, social care and health services ensures our courses are highly credible.
  • We have links with the Institute of Psychoanalysis, the Tavistock Institute, the Society for Analytical Psychology and the International Association for Jungian Studies.
Our Centre has an active group of PhD students and Post-Doctoral Fellows who, in addition to our academic staff, provide a stimulating and congenial environment.
Why study here?
  • Our academic staff include professors of psychoanalysis and of Jungian psychology.
  • Top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014).
  • Our taught PhD Refugee Care is available if you are able to pursue independent research, but first need preparation through a taught component.
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