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  • Objectives
    This scheme, which can be studied part-time over 24 months or full-time over 12 months takes an informative, critical, and reflective stance to Jungian and Post-Jungian thought; investigates the historical, philosophical, and cultural background of analytical psychology; examines the central theoretical concepts of the field both as originally proposed by Jung and as developed by subsequent analytical psychologists; explores the applicability of Jungian and Post-Jungian modes of enquiry in diverse social and cultural fields with special reference to pressing problems in contemporary Western societies; encourages students to integrate the course material in a self-reflexive, critical, and cumulative manner through keeping a Learning Journal and periodically discussing its content in special seminars.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Qualifications A good first degree (first class or upper second class) or equivalent professional qualification plus sample of written work demonstrating academic ability. Students whose first language is not English would normally be expected to demonstrate English language proficiency to at least the following levels: TOEFL (paper) 580 (computer) 230 or IELTS 6.5.
  • Academic Title
    MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies
  • Course description

    Course Description
    The MA in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies takes an informative, critical, and reflective stance in relation to the key texts of Jung, the diverse contexts from which analytical psychology emerged and the core concepts developed by Jung, post-Jungians and scholars. It explores both clinical theory and applications in areas such as cultural and gender studies, social and political theory, philosophy, myth and religion.

    Modules and Options

    The lists of modules below represent the range of options available for each year of study. This may not be a complete list of the options you will study, and may be subject to change, so please contact the department for further details.

    Stage 1

        Core: JUNG IN CONTEXTS: HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, CULTURAL
        Core: KEY CONCEPTS IN JUNGIAN AND POST-JUNGIAN ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY
        Core: LEARNING JOURNAL AND LEARNING JOURNAL REVIEW
        Core: MA DISSERTATION
        Core: SELECTED APPLICATIONS OF ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    Teaching and Assessment Methods


    A: Knowledge and Understanding
        Learning Outcomes
        A1 : The location of analytical psychology within the context of other relevant historical, cultural, philosophical, methodological, socio-political, and clinical discourses.
        A2 : The core ideas in Jungian and post-Jungian thought.
        A3 : The possibilities and limitations of applying analytical psychology to various socio-cultural fields or topics.

        Teaching Methods
        A1 to A3 are acquired primarily through the three courses Jung in Contexts (PA972) addressing A1, Key Concepts in Jungian and Post-Jungian Psychology (PA973) addressing A2, and Selected Applications of Analytical Psychology (PA974) addressing A3. These courses consist of set readings and seminars that include exposition by the seminar leader, group discussion, and small group work. Outcomes A1 to A3 are additionally acquired from learning journal review seminars, research forums, individual dissertation research, one-to-one tutorials, written feedback on essays, and encouragement of students' independent learning.

        Assessment Methods
        Outcomes A1 to A3 are assessed by three 5,000-word essays and a 12,000-word dissertation. The essays relate specifically to the three courses mentioned above (outcome A1 is assessed by an essay for course PA972; A2 by an essay for PA973; and A3 by an essay for PA974).

    B: Intellectual/Cognitive Skills
        Learning Outcomes
        B1 : Ability to evaluate critically both primary and secondary sources for the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of analytical psychology.
        B2 : Ability to evaluate the coherence and significance of theories and concepts within analytical psychology.
        B3 : Ability to apply analytical psychological theory to a chosen cultural or social issue, remaining aware of the methodological problems involved.
        B4 : Ability to evaluate previous literature within the field of analytical psychology and identify worthwhile research topics.
        B5 : Ability to design and carry out a research project.
        B6 : Ability to integrate course material in a self-reflexive, critical, and cumulative manner

        Teaching Methods
        Outcomes B1 to B3 are acquired through the three courses Jung in Contexts (PA972) addressing B1, Key Concepts in Jungian and Post-Jungian Psychology (PA973) addressing B2, and Selected Applications of Analytical Psychology (PA974) addressing B3. These courses consist of set readings and seminars that include exposition by the seminar leader, group discussion, and small group work. Outcomes B1 to B5 are acquired from learning journal review seminars (PA975), research forums, individual dissertation research, one-to-one tutorials, feedback on essays, and encouragement of students' independent learning. Outcomes B4 and B5 are especially acquired from research forums, individual dissertation research, one-to-one tutorials, and encouragement of students' independent learning. Outcome B6 is especially acquired through writing the learning journal and participating in the learning journal review seminar (PA975).

        Assessment Methods
        Outcomes B1 to B3 are assessed by three 5,000-word essays and B1 to B5 by a 12,000-word dissertation. Outcome B6 is assessed by the cumulative learning journal on a pass or fail basis. The essays relate specifically to the three courses mentioned above (outcome B1 is assessed by an essay for course PA972; B2 by an essay for PA973; and B3 by an essay for PA974). The dissertation (PA981) assesses all the intellectual and cognitive skills acquired during the degree.

    C: Practical Skills
        Learning Outcomes
        C1 : Ability to compose knowledgeable, critical, appropriately referenced, coherently structured, and clearly written academic essays.
        C2 : Ability to undertake a substantial research project, applying appropriate theoretical and methodological frameworks and making effective use of library and other relevant resources (including electronic ones).
        C3 : Ability to produce a dissertation as a longer piece of written work that demonstrates all the qualities mentioned in C1 but is based on more in depth research.
        C4 : Ability to articulate and make academic use of personal responses to the materials studied.

        Teaching Methods
        Outcome C1 is acquired primarily through individual work on essays, one-to-one tutorials, research forums, written feedback on essays, and basic guidance included in the Post-Graduate Student Handbook and booklet on essay writing that are distributed at the beginning of the academic year. Outcomes C2 and C3 are acquired by the same means as C1 with the addition of individual dissertation work, scheduled introductions to the University Library, and research forums. Outcome C4 is especially acquired through writing the learning journal and participating in the learning journal review seminar (PA975).

        Assessment Methods
        Outcome C1 is assessed by three 5,000-word essays and C2 and C3 by a 12,000-word dissertation. Outcome C4 is assessed by the cumulative learning journal on a pass or fail basis. The appropriateness of learning journal entries may be discussed in tutorials as well as in learning journal review seminars.

    D: Key Skills
        Learning Outcomes
        D1 : Ability to write clearly, coherently, and concisely.
        D2 : (a) Ability to present word-processed essays and dissertation (b) Ability to participate in email discussions (c) Ability to make use of electronic research resources.
        D4 : (a) Ability to identify, clarify, and propose solutions for problems within the field of analytical psychology (b) Ability to identify and articulate difficulties in one's own learning process and to use them as opportunities for further reflexive learning.
        D6 : (a) Ability and willingness to discuss ideas with seminar leaders tutors/supervisors, and fellow students. (b) Ability to respond positively to constructive oral and written feedback (c) Ability to be self-reflexive about one's learning experience

        Teaching Methods
        Outcomes D1 (a) and D6 (b) are acquired through the writing of essays and the dissertation, one-to-one tutorials, and attention to essay feedback. Outcomes D6 (a) to D6 (c) are acquired through participation in seminars, research forums, learning journal review seminars, and one-to-one tutorials. Outcomes D2 (a) to D2 (c) are acquired through general participation in the culture of the University and the requirements of the degree, such participation being encouraged throughout the students period of study. Outcome D4 (a) is acquired through writing essays and the dissertation and through research forums and the learning journal review seminar. Outcome D4 (b) is acquired through the learning journal and learning journal review seminar but also through research forums and one-to-one tutorials. In all courses, students are encouraged to present ideas both in writing and orally in a manner that is intelligible to and respectful of others; to use knowledge and understanding to help further group discussions; and to give and receive constructive criticism in group discussions.

        Assessment Methods
        Outcomes D1 (a), D2 (a), D2 (c), and D4 (a) are assessed by the three 5,000-word essays and the 12,000-word dissertation. Outcomes D4 (b) and D6 (c) are assessed by the cumulative learning journal.

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