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Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Therapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This unique course can lead to registration as a music therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It also provides a popular route for international students looking to develop their qualifications. It is open to capable musicians - from recent graduates to experienced professionals, or to music therapists with a postgraduate diploma looking to add to their skills and knowledge who can access a progression route. Even if you don't have a first degree in music, we still encourage you to apply provided you can demonstrate a capacity to write and think at Master's level. All candidates will need an intuitive and communicative musical presence on at least one instrument or voice, plus the ability to provide harmonic support using, for example, piano, keyboard or guitar.

The course equips you with the clinical, theoretical and practical skills required to enter the music therapy profession. Successful graduates will be able to work in the NHS, education, social services, for the voluntary sector, charities, within prisons, or set up their own practice. The part-time, flexible nature of the course means you can fit Master's level studies around paid employment, and build or enhance your career in the process. Course tutors, and teaching and research staff from across the department have excellent links with healthcare, community and education providers, and we regularly welcome visiting lecturers from these areas.

Completing the MA Music Therapy allows you to register with the HCPC, and start practising as a fully qualified music therapist. Opportunities for Master's-qualified music therapists are diverse. Previous students have gone on to practice as HCPC-registered music therapists sometimes alongside other musical work such as performing and teaching and also apply their knowledge and expertise to positions in healthcare and education. Our links with music therapy experts and practitioners give excellent insights into future careers, and part of the course is geared towards helping you find placements, attract employers or set up your own practice.

Modules

Taught seminars and online lectures cover theory, research and case material relating to child work in music therapy.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Year 1-Annual Fee: £5750; Year 2-Annual Fee: £5750; Year 3 Fee: £5000.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: a good undergraduate degree along with professional musical skills; a high level of practical musicianship (which could include non-western traditions) and a particular interest in improvisation; for single line instrumentalists or singers, sufficient skills to be able to provide harmonic support on guitar or piano; experience of working in relevant areas such as Health or Education (including voluntary work); personal skills suited to working as a therapist; wide reading on the subject of music therapy and the ability and strong commitment to follow a personally demanding part-time course.

University information

UWE Bristol, (University of the West of England) is one the largest providers of higher education in the UK. It’s a progressive and supportive university where collaboration with industry helps them to identify skills shortages, develop courses and provide employment enhancing opportunities for their students. Its wide range of postgraduate study options are designed to open up student’s career options and fast track them into new professions...more

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