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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    10-JUL-21, 17-JAN-22, 25-APR-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

We offer research supervision in the following: Children, psychoanalysis, and psychoanalytic theory; Psychosocial Studies of children and childhood; Sociologies of childhood; Histories of children and childhood; Children, parenting, and families; Childhood, politics and ideology; Ethical research with children; Childhood and identity; Children’s friendships and peers; Gender and sexuality; Geographies of childhood and youth; Children, media, and popular culture; Children with disabilities and critical disability studies; Children in/and refugee studies; Comparative childhoods; Childhood innocence; Child development; Trauma; Looked after children; and Therapeutic communities.

Our graduates in PPS go on to a number of different destinations, including further study and training. Many of our students are already professionals so return to their existing fields with deeper understanding of their work, using this for their personal development and for increasing their potential for promotion and leadership in their existing or new roles.

Your future

Our graduates go on to a number of different destinations, including further study and training in psychoanalysis, Jungian analysis, or psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Many of our students are already professionals, clinical and non-clinical, so return to their existing fields, either in jobs or further training, and use study with us to deepen their understanding of their work.

Application deadline

17 September 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 16,230per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 83 5

    27th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 64%

    59th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    44th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    50th

    26

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