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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Music Therapy

Course type


Course Summary

This postgraduate research degree programme is validated by Goldsmiths, University of London and is linked to both the Nordoff Robbins Research Department and to the Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies Department (STaCS) at Goldsmiths. It is a practice-orientated programme designed for experienced practitioners in either music therapy, or community music/ music and health who seek further professional development through research.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


8 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will normally have been professionally trained in a discipline relevant to the doctoral programme (music therapy, community music, music and health) and hold a master’s degree in that area. Such a degree might sometimes be in a relevant associated area such as music psychology or music education. In exceptional circumstances Students with a lower level qualification but with appropriate practical or research experience may be eligible, provided they can demonstrate ability to study at MPhil/PhD level. The programme is conducted in English and the final thesis must be written in English. The English language requirements are: IELTS (band score): 7.5.