University of Derby

University of Derby


This course develops the skills and knowledge needed to use dramatherapy with different client groups; students learn how to develop, assess and apply different theatrical models and approaches to different client group settings; they explore the role of improvisation and the need to adapt therapeutic interventions to individual client needs; they also learn how to develop, appraise and apply different theatrical models and dramatherapy approaches in their studio work.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or above) in a relevant subject, such as drama; theatre arts; psychology; or social work, or equivalent; plus work experience in a theatre.

Course modules

Arts therapies theory and research in relation to practice 1; dramatherapy clinical placement 1; dramatherapy group; dramatherapy practice studio; arts therapies theory and research in relation to practice 2; dramatherapy clinical placement 2; arts therapies independent scholarship.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written assignments, presentations, case studies, placement reports and practical assessments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 755 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 11,260 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Britannia Mill Derby DE22 3BL East Midlands

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