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Master of Psychoanalytic Studies

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Award granted Master of Psychoanalytic Studies
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA750

This course is pipelining from 2011.

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Course overview

The Master of Psychoanalytic Studies is intended for graduates interested in a systematic study of psychoanalysis. You will acquire specialist knowledge of the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. The course will be of interest to professionals in the field of mental health as well as to students and professionals in disciplines that incorporate psychoanalytic insights and methodology such as philosophy, women's studies, gender studies, history, literature and cultural studies.

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  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Psychoanalytic Studies, a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:

  • 4 credit points of core units; and
  • 8 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below

The dissertation component (AIX702 and AIX703) provides a research pathway for students to apply for admission to PhD.

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Course structure

Core units

Trimester 2


ASP763 Freud and Philosophy - final year of offer 2012

Offered every year:

Trimester 1

ALL755 The Other Side of the World: Literature of Sadness - The Body - Mind in Crisis  

ASP762 Sexual Identity From Freud to Lacan  


Offered in alternate years: 2015, 2017

Trimester 1

ASP764 Psychoanalysis, Culture and Art  

Trimester 2

ASP766 Introduction to Lacan  

Offered in alternate years: 2016, 2018

Trimester 1


ASP765 Psychoanalysis, Groups and Organisations - final year of offer 2013

ASP701 Techniques of Psychoanalysis  


Trimester 2

ASP769 Psychoanalysis and Science  


Research units

For students wishing to undertake a PhD pathway:

Trimester 1, 2 and 3

AIX702 Dissertation A  

AIX703 Dissertation B  



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