Birkbeck, University of London
Minimum second-class honours degree or its equivalent in a discipline relevant to psychosocial studies, which includes most humanities and social science disciplines (such as psychology, sociology, politics, history, cultural studies). In exceptional circumstances, the admissions tutor will consider applicants who have substantial professional experience (for example, teaching, social work, counselling and psychotherapy, mediation, development work, arts and cultural industries) without a first degree, and who can demonstrate through interview and a written assignment that they have the required academic abilities to complete a Master's-level course. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Genuinely interdisciplinary, our MA combines core taught courses and optional modules, as well as the opportunity for independent research supervised by staff members and advanced doctoral students.
Each year we offer a variety of option modules within the department and we also cross-list available courses from the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy. The options below are an indicative list.
You also undertake an Independent Research Module, to support you in choosing, developing and undertaking a piece of independent research (qualitative empirical or theoretical).
The Department of Psychosocial Studies has a formal link with the University of São Paulo, Brazil. This link enables students on this programme to undertake an optional module at the university as part of their programme of study at Birkbeck.
Texts and Interpretation;
Theories and Sites of the Psychosocial.
Indicative psychosocial option modules:
Culture, Community, Identity;
Psychoanalysis and Culture;
Visual Culture: Power and the Image.
Indicative College-wide option modules:
A Confusion of Tongues: Illness, Language, Writing;
Degeneration: Science, Culture and Social Prophecy 1850-1945;
Disciplining Sex: Sexuality, Society and Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture;
Fascism and Psychoanalysis;
Gender in Britain;
Madness and its Meanings;
Mind, Body and Self in the Victorian Age;
Queer Histories/Queer Cultures;
Why War? History, Psychoanalysis and Politics, c 1900-1950.
Independent research module:
Independent Research Module.
Written and practical assignments, oral presentations and a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||-||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2017||-||2 years|
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