Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

MA in Arts, Health and Wellbeing (Taught)

Course options

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

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Course summary

The arts have a crucial role in our health and wellbeing. MA Arts, Health and Wellbeing offers students the opportunity to examine critical concepts and diverse contexts, to explore the relationship between the arts and health/wellbeing – from individual, social and ecological perspectives. With theatre and performance at its core, the MA will celebrate and develop students’ engagement with interdisciplinary arts forms, extending their own practice and future professional opportunities. Taught by experienced practitioners and drawing on cutting edge research, this course will offer you the chance to ask important questions and find new ways to support the health and wellbeing of groups and individuals, through the arts. Studying at Marjon, you will have the chance to work with colleagues across the university, as well as extend your professional networks in the region and beyond, through placement opportunities. This MA is practice-based, as well as developing students’ research skills. Students will develop their facilitation skills, to enable them to work in a diverse range of community contexts. Examining how we work with individuals and groups in creative, ethical and sustainable ways, students will explore how they can bring their artistry to these contexts to support the health and wellbeing of participants.


Perspectives Facilitation practices Health and wellbeing: creativity and care Beyond disciplinarity Independent Project

Assessment method

Assessments are purposely varied. You will be assessed on practical work, presentations, critical reflections and critical/contextual essay writing.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

2:1 or above in an undergraduate degree in a related subject, or equivalent professional experience

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8000 Whole course
EU £14500 Whole course
England £8000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8000 Whole course
Scotland £8000 Whole course
Wales £8000 Whole course
Channel Islands £8000 Whole course
International £14500 Whole course

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they hold Settled or Pre-settled status
MA in Arts, Health and Wellbeing at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS