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Psychodrama (Top-up) (MA)

Course Description

Top up your existing postgraduate qualification in psychodrama to a full MA. Receive a high level of academic and research input as you work on a clinically-focused arts therapies project, in our purpose-built therapy centre in Cambridge.


If you’re already qualified as a psychodrama practitioner, our part-time course will give you the chance to work on a substantive piece of academic research, with access to our 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 arts therapists who consult around the world. The team is bolstered by trained psychodrama and body psychotherapy specialists. You’ll work alongside other students from our Music Therapy, Dramatherapy and Body Psychotherapy 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 London Centre for Psychodrama and our University. You’ll need to have a recognised postgraduate diploma in Psychodrama from the London Centre for Psychodrama, and registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) to apply.


Our course will advance your practice of psychodrama, whether you work in private practice or for health or 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 the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre, the London Centre for Psychodrama and various health providers and charities.

Core module

MA Therapies Major Project


You’ll submit a 15,000-word major project, which will be clinically focused and evaluative.

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- or therapy-based events.

Visit the Psychodrama (Top-up) (MA) page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will be a registered member of the UKCP and with a recognised Psychodrama clinical qualification and Post Graduate Diploma recognised and awarded by The London Centre for Psychotherapy. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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