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Art Psychotherapy

Ulster University

12 months
14910 GBP/year
6270 GBP/year
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Art Psychotherapy from Ulster University is a catalyst for the arts being of service to people and communities in need.

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Art Psychotherapy from Ulster University combines experiential learning, clinical placements, seminars, and studio practices. Art psychotherapy trainees also attend clinical supervision to support their learning and professional development within a variety of practicum settings.


 Within the current context in health and social care, entrepreneurial skills are also needed, and most art psychotherapists start their career on a self-employed basis and establish art therapy provision in a wide variety of settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice
  • Art Psychotherapy: Development of Theory and Practice
  • Art Psychotherapy: Practicum 
  • Art Psychotherapy: Working with Diversity
  • Art Psychotherapy: Continuing Professional Responsibility
  • Art Psychotherapy: Praxis and Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree in either visual arts, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, nursing, teaching, social care, or an allied profession.
  • A commitment to reflective arts practices facilitating personal insight and an artistic repertoire of self enquiry. If invited for interview, a portfolio of six artworks demonstrating proficiency in a range of arts media will be requested.
  • A 1000 hours of work experience in a helping capacity in either mental health, arts and health, social care, social work, special education, or a counselling setting. Paid or voluntary work is acceptable.
  • Applicants are requested to demonstrate self-awareness, psychological mindedness, emotional resilience, robustness, and the capacity to be empathetic.
  • All applicants are asked to demonstrate a level of English necessary for the completion of academic assignments. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14910 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6270 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • The fees indicated are for full-time study.
  • The price of your overall programme will be determined by the number of modules in the relevant academic year.

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
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