24 months
11000 GBP/year
7545 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


Study on this long-running Art Psychotherapy Practice course at Sheffield Hallam University, preparing you for practice as a successful Art Psychotherapist or Art Therapist in the UK.


This is a hands-on, experiential course which develops your theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

You’ll learn how to work as a professional art therapist in sometimes complex and unpredictable settings – within the public, mental health, education, voluntary or independent sectors. You'll graduate with the skills and eligibility to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) status.

Future careers

This Art Psychotherapy Practice course at Sheffield Hallam University prepares you for a career in/ as 

  • Hospital and community NHS services for adults, children and families with physical, mental health issues and learning disabilities
  • Educational Art Therapist in schools
  • Bereavement Support
  • Educators 
  • Researchers
  • Social enterprises and charities

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Art Therapy Practice Experience 
  • Evaluating Research Methodologies
  • Professional Practice
  • Professional Reflective Practice Through Supervision
  • Theoretical Approaches To Art Therapy Practice 
  • Training Groups And Reflective Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for the course, you must normally have a degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant area, such as Fine Art, Arts Therapies, Humanities, Psychology or Social Sciences.
  • Whatever degree you have, all applicants are expected to have a portfolio of current art work at the time of application that demonstrates a continuing interest in art making. You will be asked to submit examples of artwork as part of the application process.
  • Applications from professionals working in caring professions such as Social Workers, Nurses and Teachers, are also welcome.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7545 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7545 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 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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