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Somatic Practices by Independent Research MA

University of Chichester

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Bishop Otter Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

The MA Somatic Practices by Independent Research focuses on the study of somatic practices and somatically informed movement practices in a contemporary and historical context.

It offers practitioners a means of validating and accrediting their prior experience and professional training and an opportunity to develop and deepen critical understanding of specific somatic practices and how to conduct somatically informed research.

The programme will enable you to analyse, critique and articulate your somatic and/or movement practice in relation to current industry practices, protocols and conventions and situate your work within the U.K, European and North American field of somatic.

It offers practitioners a means of validating and accrediting their prior experience and professional training and an opportunity to develop and deepen their critical understanding of specific somatic practices and how to conduct somatically informed research.

In particular, the programme provides you with opportunities for developing an understanding of individual practice in relation to current trends, practices and opportunities within the wider fields of somatic and somatically informed movement practices.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessed through a portfolio of prior work/training, the completion of a Research Methodologies module (30 credits) and a Dissertation module (60 credits), the programme addresses the needs of mature learners and professional movement practitioners who seek to extend and develop their professional learning through master’s study.

Where this can take you

This course is suitable for you if you are a practitioner with 3 or more years of professional practice and/or a diploma in a somatic practice such as Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy (IBMT), Body-Mind Centring, Somatic Experiencing, Feldenkrais Technique, Alexander Technique, Tamalpa Practice, Yoga, Skinner Releasing Technique.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,600overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Chichester

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE, England

A dedicated full-time International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) supports students throughout their study at the University of Chichester.
A pre-master’s programme is available for those who need additional language or academic skills support before starting master's-level study.
Individual language-focused tutorial support available to all students for whom English is not a first or main working language.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 102 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 64%

    58th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    49 49%

    78th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    64th

    48

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