MPhil/PhD PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDIES
The Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London hosts a successful MPhil/PhD programme in Psychoanalytic Studies. The Unit is a thriving academic research group based in UCL's Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology (CEHP). The Department is part of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS) in the Faculty of Brain Sciences.
Since 1996, the Unit has run a highly successful MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies in collaboration with the British Psycho-Analytical Society. There are strong links to the Anna Freud Centre, where a further two psychoanalytic MSc programmes in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology and Psychodynamic Developmental Neuroscience (in association with Yale University) are available.
Headed by Professor Peter Fonagy, the Unit offers a unique and world-renowned research and teaching programme carried out by academics, the large majority of whom are psychoanalytically trained members of the International Psychoanalytic Association. Established faculty members include Professors Peter Fonagy, Mary Target, Juliet Mitchell, Sonu Shamdasani, Patrick Luyten, Katerina Fotopoulou and Linda Mayes in addition to a number of honorary faculty members. The Unit also has access to the research projects and supervisory skills of psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic child psychotherapists at the Anna Freud Centre, as well as members of the Yale Faculty who have honorary professorial contracts with the potential to take on advisory responsibilities. The Unit is also interdisciplinary with input from other faculty within UCL and has strong research collaborations with other leading research centres worldwide. The Unit has a number of important national and international affiliations, including the Anna Freud Centre, the Menninger Clinic and leading scholars at Yale and Harvard Universities.The Psychoanalysis Unit at UCL is currently one of the leading research centres in psychoanalysis in the world, and offers a unique combination of theoretical and empirical approaches.