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.
To be eligible for admission into the Master of Psychoanalytic Studies applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent: * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or * qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
Master of Psychoanalytic Studies
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2009 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.
The Program contributes to the professional development of psychotherapists, academics, psychiatrists, medical practitioners, psychologists and social workers with an interest in psychoanalysis.
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.
ASP768 Introduction to Psychoanalysis
ASP776 Clinical Issues in Psychoanalysis
ASP763 Freud and Philosophy
ASP775 Psychoanalysis: History and Institutions
Offered in alternate years: offered 2009,2011
ASP762 Sexual Identity From Freud to Lacan
ASP764 Psychoanalysis, Culture and Art
ASP766 Introduction to Lacan
ASP767 Object Relations Theory
Offered in alternate years: offered 2010, 2012
ASP765 Psychoanalysis, Groups and Organisations
ASP769 Psychoanalysis and Science
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
ASP701 Technique of Psychoanalysis
Not offered 2009, offered 2010 onwards
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
ASP702 Clinical Placement
Trimester 1, 2009 - students to take ASP491
ASP491 Honours Research Methods
Trimester 2, 2009 - unit to be advised
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide
Admission requirements - specific
To be eligible for admission into the Master of Psychoanalytic Studies applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:
* a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
* qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
Advanced standing - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Advanced standing - specific
Applications for advanced standing will be considered depending on the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and the Masters course in Psychoanalytic Studies comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Psychoanalytic Studies will lead to admission into either the Graduate Diploma of Psychoanalytic Studies or the Master of Psychoanalytic Studies with up to 4 credit points of advanced standing. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Psychoanalytic Studies or equivalent will lead to admission into the Master of Psychoanalytic Studies with up to 8 credit points of advanced standing.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
Graduate Certificate of Psychoanalytic Studies (A550)
Graduate Diploma of Psychoanalytic Studies (A650)