Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Dance Movement Psychotherapy

The course provides graduates with a route to a qualification and licence to practice with the Association for Dance Movement Therapy (ADMT UK), in alignment with Health Professions Council; students build on their previous educational studies through a challenging educational and practice experience, which combines applied theoretical concepts with practice placements during which knowledge and skills for practice are gained.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant subject, or a recognised academic professional qualification in a health-related field, with evidence of ability to study at Master's level. In exceptional circumstances, significant experience in this field, with evidence of ability to study at Master's level will be considered. Experience of at least one dance movement or form and the ability to use dance and/or movement expressively.

Course modules

Orientation to dance movement psychotherapy in humanistic, person-centred practice; the moving body in dance movement psychotherapy; developmental psychology: external and internal influences on health and well-being; professional practice as a dance movement therapist; movement observation and interventions; the autonomous, research- based practitioner; plus either developing a research proposal; or developing a research proposal: critical evaluation of professional practice (20 credits); research dissertation (40 credits).

Assessment methods

Individual and group projects, essays, creative arts-based practicals, public performances and research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,305 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dance Voice Therapy and Education Centre Bristol BS3 5HX South West

Key information

Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
Telephone number: 
01227 782900