Taught course

Art Psychotherapy Practice

Leeds Beckett University · Health and Community Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of fine art, art therapy, humanities, psychology, social sciences or science. Professionals including Teachers, Social Workers, Nurses and others working in the caring professions will also be considered.

All applicants must have evidence of some relevant pre-course experience in a field related to the caring professions.

Those applicants who do not have graduate qualifications in fine art will need to submit a substantial and developing body of current artwork and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their own artwork.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop the confidence, expertise and practical skills to become a professional art therapist and help change lives for the better.

You will learn how to use art therapy to support people with very different emotional and mental health needs to feel a sense of inclusion and bring about positive changes to their lives. You will also develop your knowledge and experience by studying the theories that lie at the heart of art therapy.

You will enhance your expertise and refine your practical skills through supervised practice 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 with different needs and in a range of settings.

Please note, this course will be delivered in Sheffield through the Art Therapy Northern Programme in partnership with the University.

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.

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

This course will be delivered at the Art Therapy Northern Programme, Netherthorpe House, Sheffield, S3 7EZ

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113