THE TAUGHT PROGRAMME
Both full-time and part-time students must attain 80 credits from courses to enable them to upgrade from MPhil to PhD status. These credit bearing courses can be selected from within those offered in the Psychoanalysis Unit or from the wider Psychology & Language Sciences Division or the Brain Sciences Faculty recognized courses. In addition students are required to complete 20 "Robert’s Points" per year by taking relevant courses from the Graduate School's Skills Development programme.
See further information about the criteria for upgrading from MPhil to PhD status.
COURSES WITHIN THE PSYCHOANALYSIS UNIT
Within the programme there are two Core Courses: The Discussion Group and Work-in-Progress Workshops, which students are expected to attend. Core Courses are collective experiences in which active student participation is all important. These two courses give 40 credits.
There are also six Special Research Courses of 5 or 10 seminars 10 or 20 credits. These are directed by an expert in each field.
COURSES RUN BY THE DIVISION OF PSYCHOLOGY AND LANGUAGE SCIENCES (PALS)
Students engaging in empirical work may take courses in the Division of Psychology & Language Sciences which runs an Advanced Graduate Training Programme offering courses in Statistics, Qualitative Methods and Computer Programming.
COURSES RUN BY THE UCL GRADUATE SCHOOL
UCL Graduate School organises a wide range of skills based courses for research students. Students are required to complete 20 "Robert’s Points" per year by taking relevant courses, to be recorded in their Research Log. Details of these courses (on, e.g., computing facilities at UCL, use of electronic information sources, presentation skills, personal bibliographic software) can be obtained from the Graduate School Web Page.
OPTIONAL LECTURES AND SEMINARS
In addition all students are strongly advised to attend University-Wide Lectures, Seminars and Events which the Psychoanalysis Unit runs (not credit bearing).