University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

This course is designed for experienced artists and professionals who have worked within a clinical setting and would like to build a rewarding career as an art psychotherapist. You will be taught by leading experts who will equip you with the skills, experience, and confidence to work as an art psychotherapist in challenging, yet rewarding environments. Our graduating students are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Our comprehensive programme is divided into three areas covering theory, experiential learning and work placement experience. A vital part of the programme is a supervised clinical placement which allows you to complete one hundred mandatory days of practice during your training. Placements are available in a variety of settings that include mental health (both in the NHS and other psychiatric hospitals and day centres), disabilities services or in hospitals or social services, special education, or a range of other settings.

Graduates go on to work as art therapists within school adult mental health, community, third sector or NHS day service providers. Most art psychotherapists work within institutions as members of multidisciplinary teams and collaborate with psychiatrists, psychologists and other professionals.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,140 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,140 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,648 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will normally be required to hold a good degree (second class and above), usually in arts and design. Other disciplines such as psychology, teaching, nursing, the humanities, and graduate level professional qualifications in appropriate disciplines such as Occupational Therapy and Social Work are also considered.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence that they can achieve an IELTS score of 7, with no element below 6.5 at point of graduation.
  • IELTS score: 7