MSc Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology
This programme provides a unique foundation for individuals interested in pursuing a psychotherapy training or an academic career in childhood development.
The programme combines consideration of psychoanalysis as a coherent theory of early development, and as a therapeutic method. By undertaking two observations across the whole year students see theory come to life in the development of the children they are observing. Students choose a research project from a range offered to them, which mainly focus on questions relevant to child development or psychotherapy.
Visit the student testimonials page for more videos from our Alumni.
Students who successfully complete this programme 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.
For more information about the programme, including content, structure and fees or to make an application, please visit the UCL website.
Please note: From 2019 post-graduate teaching will move to a new Centre of Excellence as part of the development of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Teaching will no longer take place at Maresfield Gardens. If you are accepted on to a programme, we will keep you informed of the changes. You can find out more information about the Centre of Excellence here.
For all enquiries related to this programme, please contact the Course Administrator Claire Prescott.