Queen Margaret University


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.

You can exit after 6 months with PgCert Dramatherapy

You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Dramatherapy

Entry Requirements

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. Creative and drama-based skills and experience will be considered on admissions day.

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.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management


Drama and Performing Arts

SCQF Level



Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

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