UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology

The programme combines psychoanalytic theory of development and inter-family relationships with year-long observations of infants, children and, in some cases, psychotherapists at work with families.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: Psychoanalytic perspectives on child development I (infancy); psychoanalytic perspectives on child development ii (toddlerhood and early childhood); psychoanalytic perspectives on child development iii (latency and adolescence); research methods ii (introduction to statistical analysis); an introduction to psychoanalytic theory; the clinical theory of psychoanalysis; observation I (parent infant). Options: Observation ii (toddler observation); observation iii (observation of a nursery-school aged child).

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, observation exercises, and tutorials. Students are assessed throughout the programme. Assessments include a variety of essays, examinations, observation papers and a research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7443 2266