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Art Psychotherapy MSc

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Art Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

The programme encompasses seminars, tutorials, peer learning groups, reflective practice and art making. The MSc Art Psychotherapy course also includes practicum components, with students undertaking approved placements in diverse organisational settings. These will be supported by training and mentoring within the placement and also by ongoing supervision from experienced HCPC registered arts therapists and art psychotherapists. These will be supported by Practice Education within the placement and also by ongoing supervision from experienced HCPC Registered Arts Therapists/Psychotherapists, clinical seminars and personal therapy. To maximise student clinical and multi-disciplinary team experience and potential for employment, placements will be with approved agencies across statutory and voluntary settings and with clients across the lifespan.

Successful completion of an HCPC approved programme provides eligibility to apply for HCPC registration. It is a legal requirement that anyone who wishes to practise using a title protected by the Health & Care Professions Council Order 2001 (e.g. "Art Therapist" or "Art Psychotherapist") is on the HCPC register. Therefore, HCPC Registration permits practice of Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy in the UK and use of the legally protected titles: “Art Therapist” or “Art Psychotherapist”.


This module will continue the Practicum component of the programme. It will enable students to develop and continue the practice of art psychotherapy under clinical supervision and with the support of the placement and Practice Educator. Students will further explore professional practice within professional, ethical, legal boundaries and requirements. It aims to continue to develop understanding, skills and attitudes relevant to practice and to working within an evidence-based coherent integrative pluralistic framework, adapting practice to suit client needs. Students will be in personal therapy and this must run concurrently with placements.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Students will need to pay 1068.30 per 30 credit point module

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Students will need to pay 2,559.90 per 30 credit point module

Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree in either visual arts, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, nursing, teaching, social care, or an allied profession.