Taught course

Art Psychotherapy Practice

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A range of graduates can apply including those with degrees in fine art, the art therapies, humanities, psychology, social sciences and science. Teachers, social workers, nurses and others working in the caring professions will be considered. Applicants must bring a portfolio of their art work to interview. Applicants must comply with the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974, and mental health legislation for clinical placement and employability in the NHS, local authority social services departments (LASSDs), working with children and other similarly sensitive areas of employment. A police check by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) must also be completed.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your confidence and expertise in providing art therapy for people with different emotional and mental health needs. Many art
therapy clients are socially excluded, so you will learn to become a practitioner who contributes to future service provision by working
alongside clients and making changes in their lives. You will develop your knowledge and experience by studying the theories behind art
therapy and through practising in the field.

You will take part in a placement organised by course staff and lasting between 100 and 120 days. This will give you first-hand experience
in providing art therapy for clients in a range of settings, helping you achieve a good standard of proficiency in line with the requirements for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council.

Information for international students

A scholarship of £1500 is offered to all new full-time overseas fee paying students joining the first year of a course in 2012/13. We also offer a 10% early payment discount. Please see our website for more information.

Fees and funding

A scholarship of £1500 is offered to new full-time students studying an MA, MSc or MBA who are eligible to pay Home/EU fees. For Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, or part-time courses, a pro rata scholarship is available. Please see our website for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113