University of Essex

University of Essex

Psychoanalytic Studies with English for Academic Purposes

This course is designed to enhance our students' language and academic skills, and help them develop an understanding of the distinctive character of psychological thinking when the concept of a deep unconscious is introduced. The theories of psychoanalysis introduce a profound, new dimension to the understanding of society, culture and politics. Successful completion normally qualifies students for entry to an appropriate Masters-level course in our Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a good 1st Honours degree, minimum of lower 2nd Class, or equivalent 3-year higher education qualification, from a recognised institution. If English is not your 1st language, then we require a minimum score of IELTS 5.5, with 5.5 minimum in all components. Decisions on your academic qualifications will be made in close consultation with the Department.

Course modules

Modules include: English for academic purposes; organisational dynamics (theory); the unconscious (analytical psychology, culture and society (Jung)); the unconscious (psychoanalysis, culture and society (Freud)); advanced English for academic purposes; critical thinking; extended English for academic purposes project; research methods for psychology and social sciences.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students will work on a dissertation or individual project included in the final grade.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Full-time October 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Graduate Administrator, International Academy
Telephone number: 
01206 872719