MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy

University of Derby
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
University of Derby

About this program

MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy

  • Build your experience of clinical dance movement psychotherapy and use your creativity to promote self-expression.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to apply for registration as a dance movement psychotherapist.
  • Study a course accredited by the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK) which can allow an opportunity for routes to UKCP to be explored during and after graduation
  • Learn the latest theory and practice from experienced and enthusiastic staff

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Admission requirements

  • You'll need a relevant undergraduate degree and at least two years’ experience of dance and movement and have worked with a vulnerable population(s) for 200 hours.
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required at the point of accepting a place at the University. The Disclosure and Barring Service was established when the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding
  • Authority (ISA) merged in 2012 and will now provide the criminal records checking service for this program.
  • If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.5.

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Program content

Postgraduate Certificate

  • Psyche-Soma: The Body Mind Relationship
  • Movement Observation and Analysis: Studio
  • Clinical Placement and Supervision

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Experiential Group Skills
  • Dance Movement Psychotherapy: Research, Theory and Skills
  • Clinical Supervision and Advanced Practice


  • Arts Therapies Independent Scholarship: A Body of Work

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition Fees

  • UK - £950 per 20 credits
  • International - £14,700 for the full course

Career paths

You will become a fully registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist with the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK). This requires completion of the expected training hours and fulfilling all the hours of personal therapy.

You can develop practice in health, education and in the community and later supervise, lecture and research in the field of Dance Movement Psychotherapy.

You will gain an MA, which will enable you to become familiar with critical reflection and research ideas.

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