MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology

This is a unique and demanding course providing a foundation for individuals interested in childhood development. You will gradually develop an integratedbaby looking knowledge combining theoretical consideration of psychoanalytic perspectives with developmental issues and inter-family relationships. Through small group seminars, observations and research which complement the taught lectures, you will develop the ability to apply this specialised knowledge in a variety of settings.  Being based at The Anna Freud Centre, you will be working in a pleasant environment, surrounded by both the tradition of the centre and its very modern research and therapeutic activities.

Career prospects

Students who successfully complete this course can apply their degree in a number of settings. Our graduates have found work as psychology assistants, or child mental health workers, taken up posts as senior research fellows and have been admitted to psychotherapy trainings in both adult and child programmes. Some have gone onto developing their research interests through PhD study at internationally recognised universities, whilst others have gone into areas such as teacher training, speech science and related child development fields.


“I chose to study Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology at the Anna Freud Centre because of its high academic standing and historical tradition. In addition, the centre offers intimate class sizes and a combination of hands on experience, through observations and research, which provides a solid educational environment with an excellent reputation.” Aaron K., USA (former student)





Further Information

UCL website

Course prospectus


Prospects website

How do I apply?

All applications are made through UCL, please click here for further information


For all enquiries related to this course, please contact claire.prescott@annafreud.org

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