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Jungian Archetypes Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Carl Jung, the renowned 20th-century Swiss psychiatrist, believed our minds have a predetermined structure that shapes how and what we’ll experience in life. According to him, identical psychic structures, which are typical to all humans, exist in parts of our psyche, and these heritable structures influence the way we experience everything in our lives.

Jung called these structures ‘archetypes’, which can be described as cognitive categories or natural inclinations that we all are born with, and their job is to make us think, feel, perceive and act in a specific way. This course explores this concept and its place within psychology, psychoanalysis, and fictional writing.

The Jungian Archetypes Diploma Course jumps straight into the subject - explaining what the  Jungian archetypes are, Carl Jung’s concept of the psyche and its three main components, and what the 12 main archetypes are and what they are used for. We’ll take a l...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Introduction to Jungian Archetypes
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What are Archetypes?
  • Part 2: The 12 Jungian Archetypes
  • Part 3: What are the Archetypes Used For?
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Introduction to Jung
  • Part 1: Biography of Carl Jung
  • Part 2: Jung’s Key Concepts and Theories
  • Part 3: Jung’s Legacy
  • Part 4: Jung’s Contribution to the Study of Dream Analysis
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Jung’s First Ideas About Archetypes
  • Part 1: Instinct and the Unconscious
  • Part 2: Distinguishing Instincts from Phobias and Reflex Actions
  • Part 3: Origin of Instincts and How They Differ from Intuitions
  • Part 4: Archetypes as Metaphysical Ideas
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Later Developments on the Archetypes
  • Part 1: Important Concepts
  • Part 2: Archetypal Events
  • Part 3: Archetypal Motifs
  • Part 4: The Shadow, Anima/Animus and the Self
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Archetypal Figures – ‘Leave a Mark’
  • Part 1: Categories of the Archetypes
  • Part 2: Jungian Archetype 1: The Hero
  • Part 3: Jungian Archetype 2: The Magician
  • Part 4: Jungian Archetype 3: The Outlaw
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Archetypal Figures – ‘Spiritual Journey’
  • Part 1: Jungian Archetype 4: The Innocent
  • Part 2: Jungian Archetype 5: The Sage
  • Part 3: Jungian Archetype 6: The Explorer
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Archetypal Figures – ‘Provide Structure’
  • Part 1: Jungian Archetype 7: The Artist
  • Part 2: Jungian Archetype 8: The Ruler
  • Part 3: Jungian Archetype 9: The Caregiver
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Archetypal Figures – ‘Connect to Others’
  • Part 1: Jungian Archetype 10: The Lover
  • Part 2: Jungian Archetype 11: The Jester
  • Part 3: Jungian Archetype 12: The Everyman
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Using Archetypes in Psychology and Psychoanalysis
  • Part 1: James Hillman
  • Part 2: Jacques Lacan
  • Part 3: Melanie Klein
  • Part 4: Sigmund Freud
  • Part 5: Robert Langs
  • Part 6: Ernest Rossi
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Archetypes in Books and Films
  • Part 1: Harry Potter
  • Part 2: The Lord of the Rings
  • Part 3: Star Wars
  • Part 4: The Matrix
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course will be of particular interest if you have studied psychology, psychoanalysis, behavioural studies or have been exposed to Carl Jung’s concepts in other fields.

If you are studying or work in the fields of writing, film, tv or theatre, this course will provide insight into the ways in which fictional characters conform to Jung’s archetypes and how this affects storytelling.


The Jungian Archetypes Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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