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 1 dance movement or form and the ability to use dance and/or movement expressively.

Course modules

Orientation to dance movement psychotherapy; the moving body in dance movement psychotherapy; the moving body (observations and interventions); practice portfolio; developing professional practice as a dance movement therapist; developmental psychology (internal and external influences on health and wellbeing); research approach and methods; practice portfolio; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
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01227 782900