Dramatherapy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


The staff’s expertise extends from dramatherapy and psychodrama to performance arts. They particularly welcome applications in the areas of intercultural dramatherapy practice, multidisciplinary collaborations and practice-based evidence or evidence-based practice.

They also enjoy links with the wider community, including local arts venues like The Junction, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and Kettle's Yard, the University of Cambridge's Centre for Research into Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), and various NHS health providers.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      MPhil: 1-3 years (full-time). 2-4 years (part-time). PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years (full-time). 3-6 years (part-time). PhD: 2-5 years (full-time). 3-6 years (part-time).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

The interdisciplinary nature of our research creates a rich and stimulating environment for staff and students. You’ll benefit from a variety of research-oriented events, including our Faculty and Departmental research seminar series, performance events and international conferences.


Our staff are recognised as experts in their fields and have produced a number of influential books, journal articles, edited collections, and creative artefacts.

Mandy Carr, BA, MA (Lecturer): the use of dramatherapy to facilitate intercultural dialogue; dramatherapy with children.

Dr Ditty Dokter, PhD (Senior Lecturer): trauma in adult and childhood; inclusion and migration; the relationship between the arts and therapy in intercultural practice.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4195 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4195 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year, part time)

  • £2,098


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