Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme provides an understanding of human development through the theoretical and clinical issues raised by infant observation, work study seminars and through psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic theories. This includes recent research in child development and contemporary issues in psychodynamic or Jungian analytic theory. For the MSc, you will also be taught research methods and will complete an empirical or theoretical dissertation. This course is designed to provide: Professional and personal development for those working in settings such as community care, counselling, social services, primary care, mental health and education; a foundation, including accredited infant observation, for those considering psychotherapy training; fulfilment of the entry requirements for a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Doctorate.

Course Modules

Compulsory modules include: Dissertation MSc psychodynamics of human development; infant observation; infant observation 2; psychoanalytic or Jungian analytic theory; work discussion.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a first degree; non'graduates with academic and professional experience may be considered. Experience of working with children, adults or families is an advantage. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,975  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
PgDip £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
PgDip £4,975  Academic year. First year home fees