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MSc Psychological Therapies Practice and Research (Psychodynamic / Psychoanalytic Therapy)

A new and innovative partnership between the British Psychotherapy Foundationand the University of Exeter.

The British Psychotherapy Foundation, in partnership with the University of Exeter, is now offering a three year programme of qualifying training as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, and a 4 year training as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, uniquely designed to accommodate trainees from across the UK.

Course Structure

The training is structured in blocks of 5 day intensive training which take place once a term for the first two years. In between, students will participate in study groups based at locations across the UK.  There is also an option for students who live a long distance from one of these groups to join a number of these sessions by Skype.  Students will undertake their personal therapy, clinical supervision and clinical practice (all requirements of this course). locally.

About the programme

The programme offers an excellent standard of academic and clinical teaching delivered byexperienced psychoanalytic psychotherapy practitioners, academics and researchers.   The first 2 years of the programme consist of academicand clinical work leading to the award of a MSc in Psychological Therapies. Successful completion of a 3rd year of seminars leads to qualification as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, or with a 4th year as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.  Trainees will be competent to work independently and gain membership of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and registration as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council.

The MSc may also be taken as a free standing programme. Successful completion of the MSc also makes participants eligible to apply for the Doctor of Clinical Practice programme and in this way continue their academic studying in a way that is complementary to their clinical work.

The programme is orientated to people who have an existing mental health qualification, such as psychologists, social workers and nurses.  However, applications will also be considered from other suitably qualified and experienced people. To take part on this course applicants must have an Undergraduate Degree (or equivalent) and must also have suitable clinical experience.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced people seeking either to deepen their understanding of the application of psychoanalytically informed ideas and clinical practice within their own mental health discipline or to continue other pathways to traini to become a Qualified Psychodynamic or Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

Applicants who are unsure as to whether their existing qualifications and experience make them eligible to apply, or who would like advice on how to gain the necessary prerequisites should contact the programme administrator to discuss.


For further information please contact the programme administrator: Jo Rees J.Rees2@exeter.ac.uk.

Tel: 020 8452 9823 Registered office: 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Company number 8238969 registered in England and Wales Registered charity number 1150806