Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling, Master

Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
Taught on our Colchester Campus, this course offers a grounding in psychodynamic theory and its applications and is a pre-requisite for our MA Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (If you have taken our FdA/BA Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations (TCTO) course you can enter the MA direct.).

About

Are you interested in how people develop and how they relate to each other, both personally and in organisations? Do you want to lay the foundations for a professional qualification to work therapeutically with children and adolescents/adults?

Taught on our Colchester Campus, this course offers a grounding in psychodynamic theory and its applications and is a pre-requisite for our MA Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (If you have taken our FdA/BA Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations (TCTO) course you can enter the MA direct.).

This course is the ideal bridge for psychology students who wish to progress in the field of psychodynamic counselling. It also provides a route into counselling and psychotherapy for professionals, such as teachers, social workers, nurses and care workers.

It is not possible to study via distance learning on this course.

Our expert staff

Our Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies is internationally recognised as one of the leading centres for work that focuses on the role of the unconscious mind in mental health, as well as in culture and society generally. Our research and teaching is deeply grounded in knowledge deriving from clinical practice, to which our highest standards of academic thinking are then applied.

The Centre consistently achieves top ten rankings in the UK's research assessments, most recently in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Being located within the UK’s leading university of the study of social sciences means you are surrounded by strong departments that fully support and enhance our work. This allows you to gain the opportunity to work with and be taught by senior clinicians and world-class scholars in their fields.

Specialist facilities

If you are studying within our Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, you will have access to our extensive facilities to aid your learning and research. In particular, our Albert Sloman Library is well stocked with books, journals, electronic resources and major archives relevant to our work and, in addition, we have our own library of specialist books and journals.

We hold free evening Open Seminars on topics relevant to psychoanalysis which are open to students, staff and members of the public.

Your future

Our graduates go on to a number of different destinations, including further study and training in psychoanalysis, Jungian analysis, or psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Many of our students are already professionals, clinical and non-clinical, so return to their existing fields, either in jobs or further training, and use study with us to deepen their understanding of their work.

Programme Structure

Postgraduate study is the chance to take your education to the next level. The combination of compulsory and optional modules means our courses help you develop extensive knowledge in your chosen discipline, whilst providing plenty of freedom to pursue your own interests. Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore to ensure your course is as relevant and up-to-date as possible your core module structure may be subject to change.

For many of our courses you’ll have a wide range of optional modules to choose from – those listed in this example structure are, in many instances, just a selection of those available. Our Programme Specification gives more detail about the structure available to our current postgraduate students, including details of all optional modules.

Year 1

  • Psychodynamic Concepts
  • Personality Development
  • Psychodynamic Observation
  • Personal Development
  • Counselling Skills with Children and Adolescents
  • Counselling Contexts
  • Organisational Dynamics

Teaching

  • Teaching takes place in relatively small seminars and fora, with a focus on group discussion

  • You also have a personal tutor who advises you about your work on an individual basis

Assessment

  • For most modules, assessment is by coursework only, typically an essay of between 3,000-5,000 words

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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Academic Requirements

A degree with an overall high 2:2.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10710 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10710 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4990 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Colchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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