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. This programme is accredited by the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy. 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).

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01. 2019-OCT-01.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,380 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,380 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £18,340 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,590 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,590 European Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £5,590 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject or, if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level. Students should have a minimum of two years? experience in dance and/or movement forms. They have experience of paid or voluntary work in health, social, education or community services.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.