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Overview

Enhance your reflective and analytical skillset through this programme designed primarily for existing practitioners looking to undertake continuous professional development. This 60-credit programme is a smaller version of the 120-credit Postgraduate Diploma and 180-credit MA programmes in Music and Wellbeing, and can be studied over 9 months full time, or 18 months part time.

You will expand your contextual understanding of the topic, explore the physical and mental benefits and problems associated with musical participation, and develop your knowledge of the current state of research in the field. The innovative Applied Professional Practice module will provide you with opportunities to work proactively and self-reflectively, and to develop professional relationships with our partner organisations.

Course content

The course comprises two modules that will increase your knowledge of the latest research in the field of music and wellbeing and support your continuing professional development. Music, Wellbeing and its Evaluation will expand your contextual knowledge of the subject, develop your knowledge of the current state of research in the field, and enable you to explore the physical and mental benefits and problems associated with musical participation. The innovative Applied Professional Practice module will provide you with opportunities to take a proactive and self-reflective role in your work, developing professional relationships with our partner organisations (e.g. North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre).

The course is designed for existing practitioners looking to undertake continuous professional development. If you choose to study part-time, you will study over a longer period and take fewer modules in each year.

If you opt for the Postgraduate Diploma or MA Music and Wellbeing qualification you’ll take more modules overall.

Compulsory modules

  • Music, Wellbeing and its Evaluation
  • Applied Professional Practice

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Music and Wellbeing PGCert Full Time in the course catalogue

Applying, fees and funding

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Arts and Humanities (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Arts and Humanities (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

How to apply

APPLY (FULL TIME) 

APPLY (PART TIME) 

This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.

 If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Documents and information you need

Your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying.

Two academic references.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide evidence of your English language qualification.

A copy (or draft) of an undergraduate dissertation, or an essay in English of a minimum of 2,000 words (preferably 4,000). Your example of academic writing should preferably provide evidence of engagement with an aspect of music and wellbeing if possible.

Fees

  • UK/EU: £2,833 (total)
  • International: £6,667 (total)

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

Additional cost information

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Career opportunities

This course will allow you to develop your knowledge of the subject area and enhance your skills in self-reflection and evaluation, and oral and written communication, supporting your continued professional development.

Careers Support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.


Visit the Music and Wellbeing PGCert page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

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