24 months
13000 GBP/year
5950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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With this Art Psychotherapy Practice programme from Leeds Beckett University you will learn how to use art therapy to support people with very different emotional and mental health needs to feel a sense of inclusion and bring about positive changes to their lives. You will also develop your knowledge and experience by studying the theories that lie at the heart of art therapy.

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Develop the confidence, expertise and practical skills to become a professional art therapist and help change lives for the better with this  Art Psychotherapy Practice programme from  Leeds Beckett University .

You will enhance your expertise and refine your practical skills through supervised practice in the field. You will take part in a placement organised by course staff and lasting between 100 and 120 days. This will give you first-hand experience in providing art therapy for clients with different needs and in a range of settings.


Having built a portfolio of relevant placement work experience and gained a qualification that is a legal requirement for practice in the UK, you will be able to register with the Health & Care Professions Council as an Art Therapist or Art Psychotherapist. You will be able to work in a variety of settings, including the NHS, social services, mainstream schools, special schools and community organisations. Employment workshops in the final year of your course will help you develop and search for relevant work opportunities.

The HCPC protected title for people qualifying with this course are both Art Therapist and Art Psychotherapist (the titles are interchangeable).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychotherapeutic & Mental Health Theories for Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy
  • Studio-Based Training Groups, Reflective Practice & Workshops
  • Adapting Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy Practice for Different Contexts
  • Synthesis of Art, Psychotherapy & Practice
  • Clinical Placements & Supervision Groups
  • Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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

  • Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Fine Art, Art Therapy, Humanities, Psychology, Social Sciences or Science. Professionals including Teachers, Social Workers, Nurses and others working in the caring professions will also be considered. 
  • All applicants must have evidence of some relevant pre-course experience in a field related to the caring professions. Those applicants who do not have graduate qualifications in fine art will need to submit a substantial and developing body of current artwork and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their own artwork.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Art Psychotherapy Practice
Leeds Beckett University