msc psychological therapies practice and research (psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapy)
jointly run with exeter university
This programme forms the first part of the qualifying training consisting of a 2 year part time MSc in Psychological therapies practice and research, designed in partnership with the University of Exeter. The MSc may also be taken as a free standing programme.
As well as the clinical trainings, successful completion of the MSc also makes participants eligible to apply for the Doctor of Clinical Practice programme and in this way continue their academic studying in a way that is complementary to their clinical work.
It has been uniquely designed to accommodate trainees from across the UK.
who is it for
The programme is orientated to people who have an existing mental health qualification, such as psychologists, social workers and nurses. However, applications will also be considered from other suitably qualified and experienced people. To take part on this course applicants must have an Undergraduate Degree (or equivalent) and must also have suitable clinical experience.
It is also oriented to suitably qualified and experienced people who plan to continue training to become a Qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.
The programme offers an excellent standard of academic and clinical teaching delivered by experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapy practitioners, academics and researchers. The first two years of the programme consist of academic and clinical work leading to the award of a MSc in Psychological Therapies. Successful completion of a third year of seminars leads to qualification as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, or with a fourth year as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. Trainees will be competent to work independently and gain membership of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and registration as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council.
The training is structured in blocks of 5 day intensive training which take place termly for the first two years. In between these blocks, students will participate in study groups taking place at locations across the UK. There is also an option for participants who live a long distance from one of these groups to join a number of these sessions of by Skype.
Students will undertake their personal therapy, clinical supervision and clinical practice, all requirements of this course, locally.
More information about particular modules can be found on University of Exeter page (se below).
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced people seeking either to deepen their understanding of the application of psychoanalytically informed ideas and clinical practice within their own mental health discipline or to continue other pathways to train to become a Qualified Psychodynamic or Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
Applicants who are unsure as to whether their existing qualifications and experience make them eligible to apply, or who would like advice on how to gain the necessary prerequisites should contact the programme administrator to discuss.
Students will undertake their personal therapy, clinical supervision and clinical practice (all requirements of this course) locally.
Home/EU: £6,600 per annum
*International: £7,600 per annum
Fees for 2018 intake to be confirmed.
*Due to clinical placement and supervision requirements, this programme is not usually available to international applicants but you can contact the Programme Director for further details (see Contact Us section on this page).
A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters programmes has been introduced. For further details please visit the UK government postgraduate loan scheme information page.
how to apply
Applicants are advised to read the advice on how to apply and entrance requirements fully first before making an application. Those who are unsure as to whether their existing qualifications and experience make them eligible to apply, or who would like advice on how to gain the necessary prerequisites should contact the programme lead to discuss.
To apply please complete the application form and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we are now considering applications for September 2018, with interviews to be held in January.
Currently there are no resources available for this course.
The building has limited access - please call us on 020 8452 9823 to discuss your needs.
For further information please contact the programme administrator Kristina Ivanova:
Address: Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Washington Singer, Perry Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG.
Phone: +44 (0)1392 722780
The bpf welcomes applications from all sections of society. The bpf values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.