Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society MA

This programme is designed to provide students with a training in classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory. It maintains a constant attention to the relation between theory and practice and provides a clinical grounding through its emphasis on the clinical writings of Freud, Klein and Lacan. The programme also offers the opportunity to develop a psychoanalytic approach to contemporary socio-cultural issues, in particular questions of political ideology, social conflict and violence; it engages with the relation between the psychoanalytic and social fields by exploring how to conceive of a psychoanalytic social theory. It questions how we can provide a specifically psychoanalytic account of social relations and it engages with issues raised by post-structuralist and feminist accounts of sexuality.

Entry requirements

A UK 1st or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a social sciences, humanities or arts discipline. Applicants from a non-related discipline are considered on an individual basis. Applicants with other degrees in a related discipline with relevant work experience are considered on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); TOEFL Paper test: 580 (TWE 4.5) PBT; TOEFL Internet test: 92 IBT (reading 20, listening 20, speaking 20, writing 20); Pearson: 58 (51 in all sub-scores); BrunELT: 65 per cent (min 60 per cent in all areas).

Course modules

Modules include: foundations of psychoanalytic theory; clinical interventions in psychoanalysis; symptom and society; research methods in psychoanalysis; dissertation.

Assessment methods

There is a final 15,000 word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (England) 30 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 30 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 30 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Credit (International) 30 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,650 per Year 1 (EU) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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