Glyndwr University

Arts in Health MA

Arts in health (also sometimes referred to as arts in medicine or arts in healthcare)is a diverse, multidisciplinary field dedicated to transforming health and the healthcare experience through the arts. The field integrates literary, performing, and visual arts and design, and other forms of creative expression into a variety of healthcare and community settings to enhance health and well-being in diverse institutional and community contexts

Why choose this course?

As services are pushed into the community to relieve pressure on acute health service provision, artists are becoming more and more valuable to the delivery of social healthcare. This course offers an innovative way of meeting the challenges of finding solutions to a range of public health issues and promoting publicly funded arts organizations

  • Civic engagement is at the heart of this program which will equip students with the research and entrepreneurial skills needed to sustain themselves in work within an ethos of fostering a sustainable society mindful of environmental and civic responsibility for our future.
  • Students will be working within the arts in the health field in real-life settings, supported by research in the faculty.
  • Students will be able to access dedicated studio spaces in a traditional art school setting.
  • Students will have the opportunity to either set up their work placement or volunteer on a pre-existing project led by a professional artist.

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in  relevant subjec
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0) 2 years before the course start date.
  • AS / A Level English Language and/or Literature Grade C

Career Prospects

This course will equip students with the employable skills artists need to work in healthcare and enable them to work in the growing field of arts and health within hospital or community settings.

Career opportunities after completing Arts in Health MA

  • Art Therapist. 
  • Medical Illustrator.
  • Medical Photographer.
  • Music Therapist.

Course Details

Students will study four taught core modules worth 30 credits each, followed by a dissertation project worth 60 credits. 


Arts in Health Funding
Arts in Health Practices
Professional Practice Placement
Research Methods and Application
Dissertation and Master’s Art Practice

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