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Immerse yourself in the transformative world of Music Therapy with the MA programme at UWE Bristol. This part-time course spans three years, offering a comprehensive pathway to becoming a registered music therapist with the HCPC. Whether you are a recent graduate, an experienced musician, or a practicing music therapist seeking to enhance your skills, this programme caters to diverse backgrounds. The curriculum is structured around a humanistic and music-centred philosophy, emphasising experiential learning and personal development. From working with children and adolescents to complex adult settings like palliative care, the course equips you with the clinical, theoretical, and practical skills essential for a successful career in music therapy. With a strong focus on professional practice, the programme includes modules on music therapy theory, qualitative and quantitative methods, and advanced professional practice. Entry requirements include a good undergraduate degree, proficient music skills, and experience in relevant fields. Benefit from outstanding study facilities at the Glenside Campus, including a dedicated music-making space and access to a top-tier healthcare library. Join us on this enriching journey towards a rewarding career in music therapy.

About the course

This unique three-year part-time Master's course can lead to registration as a music therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It also provides a popular route for international students looking to develop their qualifications.

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Entry Requirements

It is recommended that applicants have:

a good undergraduate degree with professional music skills
a high level of practical performance in any musical tradition, including digital technologies and a particular interest in live improvisation
sufficient skills to be able to provide harmonic support
experience of working in relevant areas such as Health or Education (including voluntary work)
personal skills suited to working as a therapist
wide reading on the subject of music therapy
the ability and strong commitment to follow a personally demanding part-time course.

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Where is University of the West of England, Bristol


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