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The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally for research excellence following the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies is internationally recognised as one of the leading centres for work that focuses on the role of the unconscious mind in mental health, as well as in culture and society generally. Our research and teaching is deeply grounded in knowledge deriving from clinical practice, to which our highest standards of academic thinking are then applied. We enjoy an outstanding reputation for research and have consistently achieved the highest rating in the UK's Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), most recently in December 2008. We run this new course with our Department of Sociology. Psychosocial studies allows you to explore the relation between individual and social experience, emotional life, and wider cultural and political identities. Building on the insights and research methods of both sociology and psychoanalysis, 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. MA Psychosocial Studies will be of interest to you if you wish to set your psychoanalytic knowledge inside a wider sociological frame, want to include emotional and unconscious factors in your social research, or wish to explore ways in which psychoanalysis and sociology constitutes your theories of the self.

The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally for research excellence following the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies is internationally recognised as one of the leading centres for work that focuses on the role of the unconscious mind in mental health, as well as in culture and society generally. Our...

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