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Full time & Part time September MSc 2 years full time, 3-4 years part time 31 January 2024 30 September 2023

About the course

Art psychotherapy is a profession with creativity at its heart! And the life-changing potential of psychotherapy, the power of artistic expression and your desire for a more meaningful career all meet on this unique course.

This is the only art psychotherapy training course in Scotland and has the potential to offer a personally rewarding career.

Why QMU?

  • Stimulating learning environment: The course is based in our School of Health Sciences and offers a stimulating learning environment with a practical focus. Your learning will be enriched by the interdisciplinary structure of the course as you study alongside your peers from various other pathways within QMU’s Person-Centred Practice Framework, including the MSc Music Therapy and MSc Dramatherapy.
  • Industry links: We have excellent relationships with our colleagues across the sectors that employ art psychotherapists which means that there are ongoing opportunities for knowledge exchange, with input to the course by a range of experienced professionals working in specialised fields of practice.
  • Registration and membership: Our graduates are eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as Arts Therapists and are eligible for full membership of British Association of Art Therapists. The course meets the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency for Art Therapists.
  • Placements: You’ll benefit from excellent placement opportunities working with a variety of people, in schools, the NHS, community settings and other organisations.
  • Internationally recognised: The course is proud to have an international perspective. It carries 240 credits/120 European Credits that are transferable across Europe.
  • Staff expertise: The team are all experienced Art Psychotherapists, bringing expertise in a range of areas of practice and research. Most are still in practice, working with people throughout the life cycle and in a variety of settings: schools, NHS settings and in private practice.
  • International cohort: Students on this course usually come from across the globe, which makes for a very rich and interesting learning experience.

Who is this course for?

If you have at least one year’s experience of working with people within a mental or physical health service, education, social services or the voluntary sector, this course will help you build on your experience and develop new skills as an art psychotherapist.

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Where will I study?

Where is Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh


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