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Full time September MSc 2 years full-time 31 January 2024 30 September 2023

About the course

Are you a musician and interested in working with people? Music Therapy may be the career for you. Music Therapy offers relational experiences through music. It is an established health intervention to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability.

This MSc Music Therapy is the only music therapy course in Scotland and it will course will qualify you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and work as a music therapist in only two years.

Why QMU?

  • Stimulating learning environment: The course is based in our School of Health Sciences and offers a stimulating learning environment with a practical focus. Your learning will be enriched by the interdisciplinary structure of the course as you study alongside your peers from various other pathways within QMU’s Person-Centred Practice Framework, including the MSc Art Psychotherapy and MSc Dramatherapy.
  • Practice-based experience: You’ll benefit from opportunities to work in a variety of settings.
  • Staff expertise and experience: The team are all active researchers and practising music therapists, as well as music therapy educators.
  • Collaborate with learners in Greece: There are opportunities to collaborate with learners following the same course at Metropolitan College, Athens, Greece
  • Links with industry professional bodies: Students are advised to join The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) and graduates are eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as Registered Arts Therapists (Music).

Who is this course for?

This course is for people with a high level of practical musicianship and at least one year of experience of working in a caring profession, such as health, education, social services or the voluntary sector.

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Entry Requirements

Learners should normally have an honours degree or equivalent (2:2 or above). This can be in any subject and it is not a requirement that you come with a music or psychology degree.

Key skills for entry to the programme are your ability to relate with others, a creative stance and an awareness of your own relationship with music. There is specific focus on expressive musicianship throughout the programme combined with musical flexibility and improvisatory skill.

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Where will I study?

Where is Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh


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