24 months
15360 GBP/year
6270 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Art Psychotherapy from Ulster University is a catalyst for the arts being of service to people and communities in need.


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
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15360 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6270 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Northern Ireland, Great Britain and EU fees: ​£6,270

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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