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Art Therapy

University of Chester

24 months
13450 GBP/year
7650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Art Therapy programme offered by the University of Chester will enable you, on completion, to practise as a registered Art Therapist/Art Psychotherapist.


Art therapy enables expression, beyond words, and promotes psychological well-being. This HCPC-approved Art Therapy from University of Chester course is suitable for those working with a variety of client groups in health, social care, education counselling and community settings. The course will enable you, on completion, to practise as a registered Art Therapist/Art Psychotherapist.

Career Prospects

The course is rooted in current practice with visiting art therapy practitioners throughout the course. We offer a specific placement preparation module which provides the bridge between theory and practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research 
  • Theoretical Perspectives 
  • Therapeutics and Communication 
  • Integrating Theory and Practice
  • Placement Preparation 
  • Placement Experience 
  • Art Therapy Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


  • A maturity of personality and self-awareness compatible with training as a therapist.
  • An undergraduate degree in art and design or other relevant subject.
  • You will be required to submit a 500-word written piece with the title 'What is Art Therapy?' on application. Your application will not be considered without this.
  • Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study.  
  • We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13450 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7650 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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