Taught course

Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Canterbury Christ Church University · School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work

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 Masters level. In exceptional circumstances, significant experience in this field, with evidence of ability to study at Masters level will be considered. Experience of at least one dance movement or form and the ability to use dance and/or movement expressively.

Months of entry


Course content

There is rapidly increasing recognition of the positive impact that art therapies have on people’s health especially within the areas of mental health and dementia. Requests for trained and experienced professionals in Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) are increasing, following the advent of Health Professions Council (HPC) registration for DMT as a state registered profession and the successful integration of Dance Movement Therapists.

This MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy provides graduates with a route to a qualification, licence to practice and registration as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist with the Association for Dance Movement Therapy (ADMT UK), in alignment with the HPC.

The three-year part-time course is run in collaboration with the Dance Voice Education and Therapy Centre, in Bristol.

The course:

  • is part time
  • is located at the Dance Voice Education and Therapy Centre in Bristol
  • commences in September each year

The award of an MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy is consistent in its structure and content with the requirements of the Masters Framework for qualification in Health and Social Care, and is a Dance Movement Psychotherapy specific programme.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Janet Wood
01634 894448