Students who complete all aspects of this professional training programme will be qualified to work as Dramatherapists with a variety of client groups within for example clinical, social and educational settings. Students are required to undergo personal therapy during the course.

Entry requirements

All applicants must be over 23 years of age and have a BA Honours degree or equivalent and:

- 6 months experience of working with people in clinical, social or educational settings
- Drama and theatre training
- Experience in personal development through personal therapy.


2 years Full-time

Course delivered every Friday and one Saturday a month with summer school in June.

Careers or further progression

Graduates have moved on to employment in organisations such as the HSE, social services, prison services, education and community services.

Further enquiries

Further Information
Eva Lindroos
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 4699 / 708 3667
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Subjects taught

Modules include working with groups, developing theatre skills, introduction to Playback and Forum Theatre, working with ritual in therapy, introduction to psychological and psychoanalytical concepts.


The Department offers an immersive and rewarding educational experience, with a unique concentration at Maynooth of internationally recognised scholars. The Department offers the opportunity to study literature and culture in English from the Renaissance to the present and the supervision of research projects in Irish literature and culture, postcolonial studies, gender studies, world literature, and British literature with particular strengths in Shakespeare and in the eighteenth century.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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