This is the only qualifying programme in Dance Movement Psychotherapy in Scotland and the only MSc programme on the subject in the world. This course will be of interest to people who are involved in an area of dance/movement and have an interest and/or experience in therapy. It will also be of interest to those with backgrounds in teaching, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, health professions such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, in nursing or medicine who also have some dance/movement experience.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) is a movement-based therapy in which the client therapist relationship plays a central role. DMP is offered to a wide range of clients of all ages. It is a treatment modality for people who are emotionally distressed, who experience physical or mental illness, for those with physical and/or cognitive impairment as well as people who seek personal growth.
This course aims to:
As a student, you are expected to be in personal therapy for the whole duration of the programme. The cost of this is exclusive of the programme fees and is negotiated directly between students and their therapists.
EXIT AWARDS: MSc (240 credits)
Delivery: At QMU and on placement
Single Modules: It is not possible to study single modules
Duration: Full-time: 2 year; Part-time: 3 years
Start date: September
Application deadline: None
Teaching, learning and assessment: Teaching will take place in the form of lectures, seminars, workshops and experiential work in a student-centered ethos. All students are in placement for the duration of their studies (around 30 weeks) for either one or two days depending on whether they are studying part-time or full-time. Where possible, placement agreements are arranged close to where students live. However in some cases some travelling may be required (and associated costs). There will be both summative and formative assessments that include written assignments, creative presentations and performances.
Teaching hours and attendance: Each module delivered on-campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance requirements at QMU will depend on the module and whether you are studying full or part-time.
Links with industry/professional bodies: The programme has active links with the local community and placement providers in Scotland and North England Successful graduates receive licence to practise as dance movement psychotherapists by the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK).
All above modules = 30 credits each
Dance Movement Psychotherapy Clinical Project pathway 1 or pathway 2 (60 credits)
An Honours degree in relevant field of study or equivalent. You must also have: continuous experience of at least one dance or movement form for a period of two years and exposure to, and experience of, a variety of dance and movement forms; an ability to improvise with confidence, use movement creatively, expressively and symbolically as well as relate and communicate through movement in both dyadic and group interactions; and at least one years relevant practical work experience (voluntary or paid).
International: Where your Honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.
Interview: Applicants are expected to attend an interview and movement audition at QMU on a set date normally between February and June. Auditions via DVD and the telephone may also take place for applicants uanble to attend an interview at the campus.
Criminal records check: A satisfactory criminal records check will be required.
Medical certificate: A medical certificate will be needed that states that applicants are physically and psychologically fit to undertake their studies.
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.
Successful graduates receive licence to practise as dance movement psychotherapists by the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK).
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
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