Psychosocial studies is a new field which explores the relation between individual and social experience, emotional life and wider cultural and political identities. Our MA Psychosocial Studies builds on the theoretical insights and research methods of both sociology and psychoanalysis and is taught in a genuinely interdisciplinary way by our top-ranking Department of Sociology and our Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies. Psychosocial studies probes the boundaries of these disciplines with a view to adding depth and complexity to the representation of human subjects in their social and historical contexts.
This course taps into key contemporary debates about the nature of human and social identity, and provides a grounding in psychosocial, psychoanalytic and sociological research methods. Exploring the meaning of the psychosocial will appeal both to those wanting to question the way in which subjectivity is understood in the human and social sciences, and to those wishing to pursue biographical and other forms of in-depth qualitative research. You learn how to take account of emotional and unconscious factors in experience, will discuss the way knowledge of individual life is constructed, and can choose from a number of options introducing you to cutting-edge work in the field of intimacy, group relations and cultural and social applications of psychoanalysis.
Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.
A good Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject area, plus a sample of written work demonstrating academic ability.
International Student Requirements:
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No