University of Essex

University of Essex

Refugee Care

Our course combines expertise from both our Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies and the Tavistock Centre to bring an innovative twin-site Masters (2 modules are taught at the Tavistock Centre in London and 2 modules at our Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies in Colchester) in the study of refugee care. The central focus is to introduce a therapeutic dimension and a psychosocial perspective to working with this group of people and is the only postgraduate course to offer a combination of modules with this emphasis, making a clear distinction between offering psychotherapy and being therapeutic in working with refugees. There is a good mix of practical and experiential elements, such as placements and institutional observations, to support a sound theoretical framework to understand the complexities of the refugee experience, such as: Family and societal factors; interactions with various services; institutions and organisations; and the inter-personal dynamics involved between refugees and their workers.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject; IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Context of the refugee experience; placement; psychoanalysis of groups and organisations; psychosocial perspectives on human rights; dissertation; therapeutic care for refugees.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
Telephone number: 
01206 872719