Taught course

Body Psychotherapy

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Department of Music and Performing Arts
Qualifications
MA top-up

Entry requirements

You’ll need to have a recognised PGDip in Body Psychotherapy from the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre, and registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Therapists (UKCPT) to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Introduction

Top up your existing postgraduate qualification in Body Psychotherapy to a full MA Body Psychotherapy. Receive a high level of academic and research input as you work on a 15,000 word, clinically-focused project.

Main overview

If you’re already qualified as a Body Psychotherapist practitioner, you can take this course to top your current qualification up to an MA Body Psychotherapy. Working on a substantive piece of academic research you’ll have access to our full resources and internationally renowned therapies staff.

You’ll be assigned an academic supervisor to support your work, and will be able to attend our research methodologies training. You can also attend lectures and seminars from our MA Dramatherapy and MA Music Therapy courses, which will give you further insight into arts therapies theory and practice.

Our teaching team includes internationally-recognised researchers as well as practising professional arts therapists. You’ll work alongside other students from our Music Therapy, Dramatherapy and Psychodrama courses, broadening your understanding of the field. You won’t need to undertake further clinical placements, meaning you can focus on your academic studies.


This course is a collaboration between The Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre and our University that started in 2013. You’ll need to have a recognised PGDip in Body Psychotherapy from the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre, and registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Therapists (UKCPT) to apply.

Careers
This course will advance your practice of body psychotherapy, whether you work in private practice or for health/education providers in the UK or overseas. It will equip you with crucial research skills that, according to the QAA Benchmarking for Counselling and Psychotherapy, are required by all counsellors and psychotherapists to “…enable them to read and interpret research evidence related to practice…”, “…monitor and evaluate both individual practice and the work of a service or team…” and “contribute to the developing knowledge and evidence base for their profession.”
You’ll benefit from our links with employers, such as local clinical placements, the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre, and various health providers and charities.
Specialist facilities
You’ll work in our new purpose-built therapy centre, which includes state-of-the-art studios. You’ll also have access to the Department of Music and Performing Arts facilities, which include a fully-equipped drama studio, two other drama rehearsal spaces, a large recital hall and a suite of computer music studios.
Students and staff work in an energetic and creative environment, with regular seminars, productions, performances and research/therapy based events.
Staff:
Our current staff members are active internationally in research, consulting in China, India and other countries around the world. The team is supplemented by trained Psychodrama and Body Psychotherapy specialists.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Qualification and course duration

MA top-up

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
ALSS Marketing
Email
alssmarketing@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
01245 686868