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Foundation Course

Institute of Psychoanalysis

1350 GBP/year
1350 GBP/year
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The Foundation Course of the Institute of Psychoanalysis is aimed at those wanting to gain a deeper knowledge of psychoanalytic ideas and the ways in which they are applied in clinical work.


The Foundation Course of the Institute of Psychoanalysis is a good option if you are thinking about a future training in psychoanalysis – but also if you are just interested in psychoanalytic thinking and clinical experience.

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There is also an optional pathway that enables students accepted for the Foundation Course and for either the MA Psychoanalytic Studies at Birkbeck College, or the MSc Theoretical Psychoanalytical Studies at UCL, to have their work on the Foundation Course accredited as part of their degree programme.

Programme Structure


  • Seminars usually take place on Thursday evenings from 7.45pm to 10.15pm throughout the academic year. 
  • Each evening is divided into a theoretical seminar, followed by a clinical work discussion seminar.

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our Foundation Course is open to all professionals with a university degree, including but not limited to those working in fields related to mental health. 
  • We also welcome recently qualified graduates who are thinking about a career in psychoanalysis. 
  • While our Introductory Lectures and Seminars precede the Foundation Course in terms of level and content, it is not necessary to have attended them before participating in this course.

Tuition Fee

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    1350 GBP/year
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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