Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Music Therapy

The course aims to equip musicians with the clinical, theoretical and practical skills required to enter the music therapy profession. Graduates will be able to work within the National Health Service (NHS), education, social services, for the voluntary sector, charities and privately.

Entry requirements

A good degree with post-degree experience in a relevant field (minimum 5 years). A high level of practical musicianship (which could include non-western traditions) and a particular interest in improvisation. For single line instrumentalists or singers, sufficient skills to be able to provide harmonic support on guitar or piano. Experience of working in relevant areas (health or education). Personal skills suited to working as a therapist. Wide reading on the subject of music therapy.

Course modules

Modules include:professional practice in music therapy; skills and practice of music therapy; theory of music therapy; health and social care research, methods and methodology; professional practice in music therapy; theory and practice of music therapy; professional practice in music therapy; dissertation.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used: written essays; final dissertation; professional practice reports; music viva at the end of year 1; clinical presentations at the end of each year.

Sponsorship information

The SHA (South West Strategic Health Authority, formerly known as WDC) may fund courses for employees of NHS Trusts and some independent organisations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glenside Bristol BS16 1DD South West

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