Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Psychodynamics of Human Development

This programme provides an understanding of human development through the theoretical and clinical issues raised by infant observation, work study seminars and through psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic theories. This includes recent research in child development and contemporary issues in psychodynamic or Jungian analytic theory. For the MSc, you will also be taught research methods and will complete an empirical or theoretical dissertation. This course is designed to provide: Professional and personal development for those working in settings such as community care, counselling, social services, primary care, mental health and education; a foundation, including accredited infant observation, for those considering psychotherapy training; fulfilment of the entry requirements for a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Doctorate.

Course modules

This programme considers the following aspects: Psychoanalytic or Jungian analytic theory of the nature and development of mental life and key concepts used in clinical work. Infant and child development through observation and weekly discussion seminars. The application of psychoanalytic or Jungian analytic theory to the work setting. Research methodology and critical analysis.

Assessment methods

Year 1: 2 essays (2500-3000 words) and a 2-week 'take-away' examination paper. Year 2: 1 infant observation essay (5000-8000 words).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 5,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 GBP 5,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Psychosocial Studies
Telephone number: 
02030738045