Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Music Therapy

Nordoff-Robbins music therapy is an established approach to individual and group therapy, using the inherent potential of music as an effective communicative medium; therapists work with clients through improvised musical activities, aiming to gain and maintain contact in order to establish a dynamic working relationship; both therapist and client are engaged in a series of interactive therapeutic experiences from session to session, with the therapist supporting each stage of the client's creative development; the music itself is regarded as the main agent of change; while the central methodology will be that developed by Nordoff and Robbins, students have the opportunity to learn from, observe and work alongside music therapists from other training backgrounds.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent; applicants should be able to demonstrate a high standard of musical ability; including competence in piano techniques approximate to Grade 8 benchmark of a recognised examination board; proficiency in other instrumental and vocal areas is advantageous; a satisfactory criminal records check; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS score of 6.5.

Course modules

Music therapy: theory within context; clinical studies; music studies; placement and supervision 1; research methods; placement and supervision 2; music therapy: research methods; clinical project; personal therapy; interpersonal learning group; personal musical development.

Assessment methods

Written assignments; case study presentations; practical performance.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Edinburgh EH21 6UU Scotland

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