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Part time September MA Part-time: 3 years

About the course

Do you want to become a music therapist? The part-time MA Music Therapy course provides students with a unique opportunity to develop the skills necessary to become a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) qualified music therapist.

This highly experiential course, with a psychodynamic underpinning to its theoretical basis, provides students with training comprising of theoretical, clinical and musical experiences. It also investigates attachment theory, ensuring you develop your own therapeutic persona throughout the three years of the course. 

Clinical placements are at the heart of your music therapy training. Additionally, you will explore group psychodynamic processes and relate them to clinical practice, as well as working alongside trainee Art

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Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a relevant field, an equivalent professional qualification, or extensive experience in a related field, plus evidence of substantial experience of musical practice, including exposure to and experience of a variety of styles of music is required. Applicants must be able to perform on their main instrument or voice to Grade 8.

An ability to use music symbolically and expressively and to improvise, relate, and communicate should be present with individuals and groups. Significant practical experience in a relevant setting, with clients/service users is demonstrative of this.

You will also need an enhanced DBS check.


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