Brunel University London

Course Introduction

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.

Course Modules

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

Course Additional Entry

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).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £15,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,300  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,700  Credit. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,650  Academic year. First year home fees