Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Psychodynamics of Human Development

This programme in psychodynamics provides an understanding of human development through the theoretical and clinical issues raised by infant observation, through 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. 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. It is a foundation, including accredited infant observation, for those considering psychotherapy training and it fulfils the entry requirements for a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Doctorate. Psychodynamics of Human Development is taught jointly by Birkbeck and the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). The first year is taught at the BPF, based in Kilburn (north-west London). Highlights - A valuable opportunity to combine the knowledge of practising clinicians from a leading psychotherapy training institution with the research expertise of an internationally recognised university department. - The infant observation component provides experiential learning that can be accredited for psychotherapy training. - Choose between psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic approaches.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. Experience of working with children, adults or families is an advantage. MSc: Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. Experience of working with children, adults or families is an advantage.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Year 1: 2 essays (2500-3000 words) and a 2-week 'take-away' examination paper. Year 2: 1 infant observation essay (5000-8000 words). MSc: Year 1: 2 essays (2500-3000 words) and a 2-week 'take-away' examination paper. Year 2: 1 infant observation essay (5000-8000 words) and a dissertation (10,000-15,000 words).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,300 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 6,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 9,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 6,300 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 6,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 6,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 6,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 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