This coursework master’s degree programme is offered over two years and comprises two core modules. One module entails research, including research methodology, an exam and the writing of a mini-dissertation. The arts therapy specialisation module can be completed in one of the following fields: Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Drama Therapy or Music Therapy.
A practical clinical internship which is assessed through on-site and group supervision needs to be passed before the degree can be conferred.
Please note: Only two arts therapies specialisations are currently available, namely Music Therapy and Art Therapy.
- Honours degree in Arts Therapies or relevant honours degree (e.g. psychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social work or education) or relevant four-year bachelor’s degree
- A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% for the honours degree or the four-year bachelor's degree
- Psychology passed at final-year level. In the case of mature students, selected psychology modules are specified in order to meet the admission requirements.
- Practical audition
- Written application form
Examinations and pass requirements
In addition to the successful completion of the two core modules, all students – irrespective of the selected arts therapy specialisation – are required to pass a clinical internship of 1000 hours distributed throughout the programme.
Pass with distinction
A student passes with distinction when an average mark of 75% is achieved for the core modules.