University of Roehampton

24 months
9705 GBP/year
7185 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Dramatherapy course at the University of Roehampton  offers unique training within the Ritual Theatre process of dramatherapy. It draws heavily on the theatrical observations of Peter Brook and the experiments of Jerzy Grotowski, as well as anthropological notions of ‘rites of passage’ and the importance of ‘myth’.


The Dramatherapy course at the University of Roehampton consists of three stages, which offers a clearly structured developmental process for the clinical application of dramatherapy. 

In Stage One, you will be introduced to basic theatre skills and use these creatively to work with established stories and characters. This progresses into an exploration of the personal identifications that we have with stories and myths, and an understanding of the deep foundations within many cultural traditions of using ritual, drama and performance for the enhancement of health. In Stage Two, the focus moves on to employing drama and theatre processes as vehicles for exploring our own inter-personal and internal ‘dramas’. 

Stage Three is where you will conduct your own piece of practical investigation or research into the literature and theory-base of dramatherapy practice. The Dramatherapy programme will provide you with a broad range of skills enabling you to pursue your own research interests across a wide spectrum of dramatherapy practice and theory.

Career prospects

Dramatherapists are employed across the spectrum of health and social care, education and forensic services. Dramatherapists may also operate in private therapy, training and consultancy practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dramatherapy Placement 
  • Research Methodologies and Methods
  • Ritual of Transformation
  • Therapeutic Theatre and Closure
  • Research Project
  • Interprofessional Learning and Practice
  • Ritual of Creative Expression
  • Ritual of Exploration
  • Paratheatrical Explorations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




220 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of one year prior clinical experience.
  • A sustained engagement with drama and theatre and some basic theatrical skills
  • Appropriate personal qualities such as emotional literacy and an ability to be self-aware and open
  • Two references; normally one of these should be able to comment on the applicant’s academic suitability and the other the applicant’s professional/personal suitability for the programme
  • Evidence of experience, maturity and personal robustness

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9705 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9705 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7185 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7185 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • UK/EU Fees per year (£4,870) (Part time)
  • International Fees per year (£6,580) (Part time)


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