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Dance Movement Psychotherapy MA

Dance Movement Psychotherapy MA

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Dance Therapy Psychotherapy Counselling Skills (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course is accredited by the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK so you can be confident that you’ll be learning the most up to date thinking on Dance Movement Psychotherapy.

Course description

  • Build your experience of clinical dance movement psychotherapy and use your creativity to promote self-expression.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to apply for registration as a dance movement psychotherapist.
  • Study a course accredited by the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK) which will lead to UKCP registration.
  • Learn the latest theory and practice from experienced and enthusiastic staff

How you're assessed

You will receive clear guidelines upon the nature of assessment for each module at its commencement. Modules are assessed through the submission of verbal presentations, written work and other art forms including videos, written and spoken language and group facilitation; aimed at demonstrating that you have met the learning outcomes pertinent to the module.

The clinical placements are assessed through the submission of reports completed by the Clinical Placement Manager and the use of Supervision with your University Supervisor. These and your clinical work are then discussed between you and your University Supervisor. You will also need to write a case study which will show how you have approached your work on placement. You will be required to explore and administer the ethical context of writing this case study.


You will become a fully registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist with the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK). This requires completion of the expected training hours and fulfilling all the hours of personal therapy.

You can develop practice in health, education and in the community and later supervise, lecture and research in the field of Dance Movement Psychotherapy. You can develop your practice and complete top up training for UKCP registration.

You will gain an MA, which will enable you to become familiar with critical reflection and research ideas.


In a group setting that includes tutors, you?ll explore your emotional responses and use of movement and dance to gain a better understanding of both your own and your clients? reactions. There will be use of props and developing your ideas through journaling and exploring personal experience and analysis of movement.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You need a relevant undergraduate degree and at least two years’ experience of dance and movement and have worked with a vulnerable population(s) for 200 hours.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across two campuses in Derby and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study methods...more