Virtual Open Day: Saturday 6 March 2021

In a world that is constantly changing, so are we, and as you can’t come to us, let us come to you!  Our March open day will be 100% online to protect you, and our staff.  

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You can still experience subject talks, a live Q&A session with our current students and receive one on one application advice, all from the comfort of your own home, on Zoom.

Pre-book your place today on your chosen sessions and we will email you on Friday 5 March and Saturday 6 March with all of the information you need, including your Zoom links.  

  • LIVE Welcome talk from our Dean - Book now
  • LIVE and interactive student panel Q&A session  - Book now 
  • LIVE course sessions with our course leads (you can book as many as you like) - please see timetable and booking below
  • LIVE one on one application and course advice session with a student recruitment advisor- please see booking below
  • A drop in Zoom session with our library staff who are happy to answer your questions -Book now

Our course leads will be holding 30 and 45 minute sessions that will include an overview of their course and also time to answer questions that you may have.  You can book as many sessions as you like and some are running more than once in case you want to book an application advice session, or speak with our library team.  

If you cannot see the timetable image clearly, please download it here.

March open day timetable

11 - 1145am : 45 minute session

  • Working with children, young people & families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7) Book now 
  • Foundations of psychodynamic psychotherapy (D58) Book now
  • Emotional care of babies, children, young people &families (EEC1 and EC1) Book now 
  • Consulting & leading in organisations: psychodynamic & systemic approaches (ED10 and D10) Book now 
  • Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families & organisations (D4F and D4I) Book now 
  • Introduction to counselling &psychotherapy (D12,BD12 and ED12) Book now 
  • Child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy (M80) Book now


1145am - 1215pm : 30 minute session

  • Child, adolescent &family mental wellbeing: multidisciplinary practice (D24) Book now 
  • Understanding trauma: principles and practice (D18) Book now 
  • Professional doctorate in advanced practice and research: Consultation and the organisation (D10D) and Tavistock qualification in consultation (D10C) Book now 
  • Professional doctorate in advanced practice and research: Systemic psychotherapy (M10) and Systemic family therapy supervision, consultation and training (M21) Book now
  • Psychoanalytic studies (M16) Book now
  • Professional doctorate in advanced practice &research: social work &social care (D55) Book now
  • Working with complex needs in contemporary social work practice (M45) Book now
  • Psychodynamic reflective practice in mental health (D65) Book now 
  • Executive coaching programme (ECP) Book now
  • Forensic psychodynamic psychotherapy (D59F) Book now
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy with couples (D59C) Book now
  • Developing a diverse child and adolescent workforce (CPD64) Book now
  • Digital Academy: Psychoanalytic Thinking at Work - Book now


1215 -1pm: 45 minute session

  • Working with children, young people & families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7) Book now 
  • Psychological therapies with children, young people, & families (M34) Book now 
  • Interdisciplinary training in adult psychotherapy (M1) Book now 
  • Introduction to counselling &psychotherapy (D12,BD12 and ED12) Book now
  • Inter-cultural psychodynamic psychotherapy (D59I) Book now 
  • Systemic Psychotherapy (M6) Book now 
  • Foundations of psychodynamic psychotherapy (D58) Book now
  • Child community and educational psychology (M4) Book now 


Our student recruitment advisors are specialist in distinct groups of our courses.  This means that if you know what course area you are interested in and you would like some tailored advice, we can direct you to the correct recruitment advisor.  

Please note that sessions are 10-minutes long to allow us to speak to as many people as we can.  Please book a slot that allows you to attend a course specific session, if you need to.  Booking for these sessions will take you to Google Forms.

If you are interested in:

  • Introductory counselling and psychotherapy courses
  • Social care courses
  • Leadership and management courses
  • Systemic training
  • Becoming a child and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapist
  • Forensic training
  • Educational psychology 

Please book a session with Garvin Fisher - these sessions are now FULLY BOOKED.

If you are interested in:

  • Becoming a child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist
  • Psychoanalytic studies
  • Becoming an adult psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapist
  • Couples therapy 
  • Specialist courses in trauma and reflective mental health practice

Please book a session with Houda Vernage-Fanus - these sessions are now FULLY BOOKED.

Our library is internationally renowned.  We have an extensive range of books, journals, databases, videos, publications and online resources that are tailored to the requirements of all our students. 

Although it is currently closed, our specialist library staff will be on hand during our virtual open day between 11am and 1pm for you to drop in and hear more about the services the library can provide you with, and answer any questions you may have.

Book here to receive your drop in Zoom link.

Please find the most frequently asked questions we receive about our fees and funding options.  You can also see further information on our fees and funding pages.

1)      Where can I find the tuition fees for the 2021/22 entry?

The tuition fees can be found in the prospectus and on the website on each course page.

2)      Are the tuition fees payable each year?

Yes. The fees are payable each year and are uplifted annually by 3% or the CPI (whichever is greater) over the course of study.

3)      Are there other fees/costs I should be aware of? 

Yes. For courses where there is a requirement for personal psychotherapy, you will be required to pay for this. In some cases, for example, where you are unable to complete the required infant observations, or there is delayed clinical work , you may incur an additional cost. The exact costs may not be able to be determined at the outset. Each course page on the website will outline the type of additional costs which may apply. 

4)      Can the fees be paid in instalments?

Yes, we offer three instalments throughout the year. The fees can either be paid in full at enrolment or in instalments with the first instalment payable at enrolment. We store card details to automatically take the second and third instalment. If you are being sponsored by your employer or an organisation, you will not be able to pay in instalments.

5)      What information should I provide to enable my sponsor to be invoiced for my fees? 

If your sponsor issues a purchase order, we need this purchase order number at the time of enrolment. We also need the invoicing address of the organisation, and the name and email address of the person to whom the invoice should be sent. 

6)      How can I check the financial details regarding my fees? 

Your MyTap portal that is available during your application stage extends to enrolment and beyond. Once enrolled, you will receive access to the MyFinance portal where you will be able to check invoices to you, sponsor invoices, payments, make payments on-line, set up instalments and check due dates. 

7)      What financial help is available to help with paying fees?

If you are intending to study at a Masters Level course validated by the University of Essex (180 credits), you can apply for a government postgraduate masters loan subject to certain criteria. Please note that this is not available if you already hold a Masters degree. Please see the following link for more details - https://www.gov.uk/masters-loan 

8)      What about funding for doctoral courses?

Two of our current doctoral courses are eligble for the doctoral loan:

More details regarding eligibility and how to apply can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan 

9)      What about help with funding if my intended course is below Master’s Level?

The Trust is not able to provide general bursaries or loans to pay for tuition fees. There is limited funding each year to support hardship applications and some rotational funding to provide specific loans. Applications can only be made once you are enrolled on a course and bursaries/loans are not guaranteed. 

An internet search may provide some organisations who are able to help.

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