Full time September MSc 2 years full-time
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Are you a musician with a passion for helping others? If so, the MSc Music Therapy programme at QMU in Scotland is perfect for you. This unique programme, the only one of its kind in Scotland, will equip you with the skills to work as a registered music therapist in just two years. No prior music or psychology degree is required, as the programme focuses on your ability to relate to others, creativity, and your own relationship with music. You'll learn various therapeutic approaches, develop expressive musicianship, and gain practical experience through placements. Graduates can find rewarding careers in healthcare, education, and the community sector.

About the course

Are you a musician with experience of working with people in a caring profession, such as health, education, social services or the voluntary sector? If so, why not consider a new career in music therapy: an established health intervention to help people whose lives are affected by injury, illness or disability.

This long established MSc in Music Therapy at QMU is the only music therapy course in Scotland. It offers stimulating and varied learning experiences, including practice placements in various settings that are vital to your learning.

The course is the first step to a new, exciting and rewarding career. It will qualify you to register with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and work as a music therapist in only two years.

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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 is Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh


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