Applications & Course Pre-requisites
Application to the course is made by completing the online application form and completing the additional requirements as listed below. You will also be invited to attend an interview.
Your prior knowledge and skill as a somatic practitioner will be assessed prior to acceptance on the programme. This will take the form of an interview and the submission (prior to interview) of 1) a portfolio and 2) an essay.
1) The Portfolio will take the form of an extended curriculum vitae with supplementary materials (i.e. teaching materials, video evidence, images, website materials, publications) that evidence the following:
previous academic experience;
participation in a recognised professional programme of study i.e. Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering, Skinner Releasing Technique, Integrative Body Movement Therapy, or similar training (these might be formally recognised or take the form of ongoing participation in somatically based workshops)
Continuing Professional Development in a recognised field of practice, i.e. participation in workshops, training, mentoring programmes, seminars, conferences, classes, supervision or similar;
evidence of applied practice in the field, i.e. teaching, facilitation, movement practice research, applied arts practice, creative arts/performance based research.
2) The Essay will be a critical and reflexive review of your learning to date employing an academic writing style and placing your learning within a wider context of your specific discipline (IBMT, Feldenkrais, Skinner Releasing Technique, yoga, etc). It will be 2000 words and should include Harvard style referencing.
We cannot provide intensive academic support for the completion of these additional requirements but will be able to offer applicants some guidance prior to completing these tasks. We also suggest you approach your professional body (for example, Linda Hartley at Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy) for some tutorial support. We urge you to take time in preparing these items of assessment as they are the basis of your MA programme and, as such, constitute half of your MA degree qualification.