Art Psychotherapy

Ulster University - Belfast

Art Psychotherapy

The MSc Art Psychotherapy course is a two-year part-time training programme approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulating body for the health and care professions in the UK.

The course combines experiential learning, seminars, arts based reflective practices, clinical placements, and clinical supervision. Art psychotherapists work with children, young people, adults, and older people across a range of health, education, social care, advocacy, and community services.

As a career, art psychotherapy offers an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. It combines therapeutic expertise, evidence-based research, social engagement, and creative ingenuity.

The course integrates HCPC professional clinical training requirements, along with practice-based learning with a variety of client groups.

Art psychotherapy is life changing. It is a clinical practice that contributes to creative health and wellness and uses art for the communication of emotions, thoughts, and life experiences.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Subjects taught

The Graduate Diploma in Public Policy is a 60-credit programme. When starting the course, students will choose one out of the eight streams.

Students must take the following modules:
•4 core modules (10 credits each, 2 hours each week for 12 weeks, Friday Afternoons 2-6pm)
•2-4 option modules (20 credits in total). A range of option modules will vary depending on the stream

Core Modules:
•Core modules are:
-CSSL40010 Public Administration & Policy
-SPOL41020 Data & Methods for Pol Analys
-POL40160 Comparative Public Policy
-SPOL40450 Evidence-Based Policy Making

•Thesis or Internship Placement (May-Aug. 30 credits)

Option Modules:
Students choose option modules according to their choice of stream.
•Citizenship, Rights & Policy
•Community, Drugs & Health Policy
•Economic Policy
•Environmental Policy
•European Union Policy
•Regulatory Governance
•Research Methods
•Urban Policy

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).




2 years part-time.


GradDip Public Policy (W315) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 5855
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

GradDip Public Policy (W316) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 3775
nonEU fee per year - € 6635

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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