Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

In this PhD study, students usually register for research by written thesis (although there are also possibilities for research based on a written element and studio practice). Whatever topic, students have their first supervisor in Art Psychotherapy and may have second in another department ? Art, Educational Studies, Psychology, or Sociology, Students can meet supervisors regularly for discussion and guidance, and present their work to the Art Psychotherapy research student group. You also attend the Goldsmiths Research Methods Training Course. Supervision is currently available in the following areas: art therapists and their art; cross-cultural issues; evidence-based practices; group work; history and development of the professions in the UK and internationally; occupational choice, career development and role change of arts therapists and arts therapy trainees; clinical work with various client populations. Current research topics include: key issues in art psychotherapy with the blind; the creative experience inside and outside an art psychotherapy group; the image as an assessment tool with children who have an autistic spectrum disorder; thinking about art with adults who have learning disabilities; art therapists? working environments. You'll be assessed by a thesis and viva voce.

Start Date:

Duration: 3-4 years.. Duration: 6-8 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £18,340 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £18,340 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,170 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,170 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in Art Therapy/Art Psychotherapy. Students might also be considered for some programmes 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.
  • 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.