Chandler House
Start date:
Late September 2012


The MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies provides a comprehensive introduction to current psychoanalytic thinking, rooted in the history and development of ideas and with attention to the application of psychoanalytic ideas to other fields. While maintaining a clinically informed perspective, the degree programme is academic, concerning itself with theoretical issues as these emerge from the clinical context. 



A list of the modules can be found here.

Time table

Timetable info can be found at this link.


MSc Programme Director Prof Mary Target
MSc Programme Tutor Ms Ruth McCall
MSc Programme Administrator Vilma Rupeikaite



Departmental Scholarships
UCL Scholarships

For information on general scholarship opportunities, please select the link below:


Entry Requirements
Deadline for Applications

There is no deadline for applications. However, given high demand and high quality of applications early applications strongly encouraged. We do most of our interviewing in the spring term (January-March), and interview the majority of applicants since this is a subject in which very few have directly relevant qualifications.

Application Process



For any further information about the MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies, please contact Vilma Rupeikaite


What do people do with an MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies

Clinical training and further academic study are the two most popular destinations. Many students continue with their academic studies either at UCL or elsewhere, often registering for a PhD or applying for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, while others in the past have gone on to do training in Psychotherapy, Child Psychotherapy or Counselling. Others return to their professional careers.

Some career advice can be offered to students in individual discussion with the Programme Director and Programme Tutor, who may be able to arrange for the student to have further discussion with colleagues, or to obtain fuller information about options (e.g. professional training or study for a PhD) from relevant sources.