Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme provides you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of dance movement therapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work, and enables you to practise as a dance movement therapist.

Your learning will be underpinned by the principles and practices of psychodynamic psychotherapy within the social, political and multicultural context of mental health care and educational settings. Study is informed by contemporary dance practice, Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and somatic bodywork.

Through theoretical studies, movement observation studies, dance practice workshops, clinical work and experiential learning, you integrate cognitive understanding and practical experience with a developing awareness of self and other.

The nature of the therapeutic relationship is explored in depth through movement and dance and you have the opportunity to put your learning into practice through at least 90 days of supervised placements. This gives you the opportunity to relate your practical experience to your theoretical studies.

You'll be encouraged to develop your own dance/movement practice and to situate your work in relation to your development as a therapist, to contemporary dance and movement practice. You're required to be in personal therapy throughout the programme.

On graduation you are eligible to become a registered professional member of the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK).

Dance Movement Psychotherapy Taster Evenings, 6pm–9pm

Come along to one of our taster evenings to find out more about the programme. Our next session takes place on:

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Course Modules

Modules: Theory and practice of dance movement and psychotherapy 1; experiential learning 1; clinical placement 1; theory and practices of dance movement psychotherapy 2; experiential learning 2; clinical placement 2.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA £8,130 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA £17,800 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA £5,420 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA £11,890 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject or, if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. A minimum of two years’ experience in dance and/or movement forms and experience of paid or voluntary work in health, social, education or community services. You'll need to meet fitness to train criteria to be considered for this programme. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 (with 6.5 in writing) to study with us.