University of Essex
This programmes combines expertise from both our Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies and the Tavistock Centre to bring an innovative twin-site Master's (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 of this course 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.
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree or an equivalent professional qualification, plus a sample of written work demonstrating academic ability. Applicants without such qualifications, who can otherwise demonstrate relevant experience and academic ability, will also be considered. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Modules include: Therapeutic care for refugees; context of the refugee experience; placement; psychoanalysis of groups and organisations; psychosocial perspectives on human rights; dissertation.
For most modules, assessment is by coursework only, typically an essay of between 3,000 and 5,000 words, depending on the length and credit-weighting of the module.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 7,725 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,350 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies