Psychosocial Studies (MA)

Year of entry


Start date

October 2017


Central London


Fully Approved


Two years part-time or one year full-time


One evening a week part-time or two evenings a week full-time

This MA is designed for graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, who are looking to develop an in-depth understanding of the relation between individual subjectivities and identities, and historical and contemporary social and political formations.

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Course structure

Genuinely interdisciplinary, our MA combines core taught courses and optional modules, as well as the opportunity for independent research supervised by staff members and advanced doctoral students.

Each year we offer a variety of option modules within the department and we also cross-list available courses from the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy. The options below are an indicative list.

You also undertake an Independent Research Module, to support you in choosing, developing and undertaking a piece of independent research (qualitative empirical or theoretical).

The Department of Psychosocial Studies has a formal link with the University of São Paulo, Brazil. This link enables students on this programme to undertake an optional module at the university as part of their programme of study at Birkbeck.

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Core modules

Indicative psychosocial option modules

Indicative College-wide option modules

Independent research module

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