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What will I learn?

We offer research supervision in the following fields: trauma, memory and the unconscious; fantasies of the social, myths of the nation; race and racism; geopsychoanalysis and postcolonial theory; agency, affect, emotion; generationality, age, and childhood; sexuality, normativity, and queer theory; group and institutional dynamics; art, aesthetics, image, and creativity; collectivity, protest, and political ideology; subjectivity, intimacy, and personal life; history of psychoanalysis and Jungian analysis; critical psychosocial theory; mental health and well-being; death, mourning, melancholia; psychosocial methodology; psychosocial theories and conceptual analysis; refugee studies.

Our graduates go on to several different destinations, including further study and training, or further academic research work. Many of our students are already professionals so return to their existing fields with deeper understanding of their work, increasing their potential for promotion and leadership in their existing or new roles.

Your future

Our graduates go on to several 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.

Which department am I in?

Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
£16,230.00 (US$ 21,998) per year
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected August 2022

Start date

Expected October 2022


Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,



CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You will need a Merit at Masters degree level, or equivalent, in a related discipline. A well-developed research proposal is also essential. If English is not your first language, we require IELTS 7.0, or equivalent with a minimum of 5.5 in all other components. TOEFL IBT 100 overall with minimum component scores: Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Speaking: 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Essex

At Essex, students learn to think differently, find new ways of doing things and adopt new techniques for solving problems.

  • World-leading academics in a research-intensive environment
  • Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • Flexible course structure, students study what matters to them
  • Internationally diverse university

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