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Psychoanalytic Studies

The Masters of Philosophy in Psychoanalytic Studies offers graduates a thorough introduction to the history, theory and applications in clinical work and in the wider culture of psychoanalysis from Freud to modern writers in this broad field. The course is of interest to people from a variety of backgrounds, including graduates of psychology, philosophy, and other university programmes, as well mental health professionals, people who work in the fields of the arts, education and health, among others.

Entry requirements

Applications are normally accepted only from persons with a first or upper second class degree (2.1) in an appropriate arts, social science or science subject.


1 year full-time.

Further enquiries

Course Director(s): Dr. John O'Connor
Course Email(s):
Course Tel(s): +353-1-896 3907

Subjects taught

The course typically covers areas such as basic psychoanalytic concepts, dreams, dreaming and symbolic life, the emotional world of the child, psychoanalysis and the arts, clinical states of mind and object relations theory.

The content of modules may vary from year to year.

Students are required to complete a thesis on a psychoanalytic theme for submission at the end of the programme.

Application date

Closing Date: 1st March 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2017

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