Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Psychodynamics of Human Development

Birkbeck, University of London

24 months
9690 GBP/year
6660 GBP/year
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This Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamics of Human Development at Birkbeck, University of London provides an understanding of human development through the theoretical and clinical issues raised by infant observation, through work study seminars and through psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic theories. 

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamics of Human Development at Birkbeck, University of London 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. It also gives a foundation, including accredited infant observation, for those considering psychotherapy training and it fulfils the entry requirements for a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Doctorate.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamics of Human Development is taught jointly by Birkbeck and the British Psychotherapy Foundation(BPF). Year 1 is taught at the BPF in Kilburn (north-west London).


  • A valuable opportunity to combine the knowledge of practising clinicians from a leading psychotherapy training institution with the research expertise of an internationally recognised university department.
  • The infant observation component provides experiential learning that can be accredited for psychotherapy training.
  • Choose between psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic approaches.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in psychotherapy, psychology and education. They can also apply for training in child and adolescent psychotherapy, adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy or Jungian analytic psychotherapy. Possible professions include psychotherapist, clinical psychologist or further education lecturer. This degree may also be useful in becoming an educational psychologist or careers adviser.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Infant Observation
  • Psychoanalytic or Jungian Analytic Theory
  • Work Discussion

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Experience of working with children, adults or families is an advantage.

  • Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2) or above, or an equivalent international qualification.
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Work experience

Experience of working with children, adults or families is an advantage.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9690 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6660 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Part-time home students, Year 2: £2220 pa
  • Part-time international students, Year 2: £3230 pa

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Birkbeck is committed to providing advice and support to help you finance your postgraduate studies. The government has introduced new loans for postgraduate students and, alongside these, we also offer flexible payment options and a hardship fund to support students who experience a change of circumstances while studying.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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