Art Psychotherapy at University of Roehampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Why this course?

  • Graduates are able to apply for registration with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC).
  • We are the only School of Psychology in Europe to offer training in all of the arts and play therapies.
  • Gain experience in supervised clinical placements.
  • Top ten in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (PTES 2022, 2023).
  • Jointly recognised as the best modern university in the country, and the best modern university in London for research excellence. (REF 2021). 77% of our research is ranked ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2021).
About this course Develop the skills, practical experience, and confidence to begin a rewarding career as a professionally-qualified and registered art psychotherapist. This course is designed for experienced artists and professionals who have worked within clinical settings and would like to build a rewarding career as an art psychotherapist. Our programme is divided into three areas covering theory, experiential learning and work placement experience. The theoretical aspect covers child developmental and psychodynamic principles alongside art therapy theory and Jungian analytical psychology. This perspective is located within the larger field of analytical psychotherapy and provides you with an in-depth theoretical underpinning that informs clinical practice. A vital part of the programme is a supervised clinical placement. 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. Our full-time course starts with an intensive week followed by two taught days, two further days of clinical placement and one day for studio practice per week. The part-time route starts with an intensive week followed by one day per week in University and a minimum of one further day on clinical placement. You will also attend weekly personal therapy which is compulsory to become a professional registered practitioner. Career opportunities Graduates can go on to work as art therapists in fields including:
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Adult mental health
  • The third sector
You will work in multidisciplinary teams, collaborating with psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals.


Compulsory modules (Year 1) Theory and Practice in the Arts and Play Therapies Analytical Art Psychotherapy Theory and Practice Art Psychotherapy Placement 1 Compulsory modules (Year 2) Research Informed Arts and Play Therapies and Clinical Work Art Psychotherapy Placement 2 and Final Clinical Project Personal and Professional Development

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £21000 Whole course
Scotland £21000 Whole course
Wales £21000 Whole course
EU £34650 Whole course
International £34650 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees quoted for 2024
Art Psychotherapy at University of Roehampton - UCAS