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O que eu aprenderei?

This new MSc Dramatherapy is the first of its kind in Scotland and the only opportunity to engage in accredited training as a Dramatherapist here. It offers a rewarding and creative approach to working with others and is an exciting development in the life of the profession in Scotland. This full-time course leads to eligibility to register with the Health and Care Processions Council (HCPC) and use the protected title of ‘Dramatherapist’.

The rich potential of creative, embodied expression, your desire to work with others in a meaningful way and the life changing potential of psychotherapy all come together in this pioneering programme. If you have at least one year’s experience of working alongside people, either within a mental or physical health setting, education, social services or the voluntary sector, this course will help you build on your interpersonal and creative skills and develop new competencies as a Dramatherapist.

Why QMU?

The only accredited Dramatherapy programme in Scotland, inviting you to be at the forefront of this pioneering development in the profession in Scotland.

We have well developed partnerships with third sector organisations. You’ll benefit from excellent placement opportunities working with a variety of client groups, in schools, the NHS, community settings and other organisations.

The course is proud to have an international perspective. It carries 240 credits/120 European Credits that are transferable across Europe.

Students on arts therapies courses usually come from across the globe, which makes for a very rich and interesting learning experience.

Course overview

Dramatherapists employ the imaginative, symbolic and metaphoric processes inherent to drama and theatre in the live explorations of their clients. They work with others to access their creative capacities, and foster therapeutic relationships that are conducive to building self-understanding, growth and change. The process of playing, moving and enacting in the presence of another can have a positively profound effect on a person’s mental health and wellbeing.

A person’s internal world - their experiences and feelings - are given creative and symbolic expression in the external world through different dramatherapy processes and structures. Experiences can be explored and ‘held’ by the safe use of the art form and expressive processes, which may involve role play, stories, movement, masks, puppets/small objects and other materials and methods that engage a person’s imagination.

You could work with people of any age and from diverse backgrounds and settings, individually or in groups, supporting them in using dramatic forms to communicate and express themselves and engaging with a whole range of human experiences. The task is to support someone in making sense of their experiences and relationships, including those that cause them distress, by providing a safe, consistent and reliable environment. Utilising different dramatic forms within this therapeutic environment can support someone to develop insight and bring about change.

As a student on this course, you will be engaged in an experiential style of learning within your practice group, working alongside others in workshop-based, group processes, in addition to theoretical studies and practice-based learning.

Group sessions will include play, dramatic projection, role work, dramatic enactments, movement, symbol and metaphor, storytelling/myth and ritual, and their application to this psychotherapeutic approach.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Queen Margaret University

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2 anos)

Year 1 £14,300; Year 2 £14,300
Data de início

Setembro 2022


Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University Drive,



EH21 6UU, Scotland

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Students must hold a good Bachelors degree from a recognised university will be considered.

Para estudantes internacionais

UK honours degree or equivalent in a related field. This will not necessarily be in the field of drama/theatre; applicants may also come from education, psychology, other allied health professions, social work or other backgrounds. Normally a minimum of one year’s experience (or part-time equivalent) of work in a caring / facilitating capacity or equivalent. Relevant work includes: nursing assistant, project worker, arts-based facilitator, care work in a community setting, drama teaching. Some experience of having been engaged in psychotherapy/counselling, or experiential workshops in creative therapies is desirable. International: You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 7.0 with no individual component score less than 6.5.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


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