University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Music Therapy

Become a qualified music therapist to facilitate people's move towards well-being through specific therapeutic aims using a primarily non-verbal relationship in music. Music Therapy as practised in Great Britain is largely based on improvisation, the music being the shared, and the spontaneous creation of client and therapist. The Music Therapy programme offers training for competent, practising musicians to become therapists, bringing together their skills, education and other life experiences. On completion of the training, graduates are eligible to apply to the HCPC for registration, with the ability and flexibility to practice within the NHS, Social Services, education or private sector. Essential to music therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. At Roehampton we have chosen to base our Music Therapy training programme on the use of psychoanalytic ideas to inform our understanding of the therapy process and the ways the client works with the environment, the therapist and the music. Broader theories and ways of working are also studied in order to equip students to meet a range of clinical need. Other styles of music, including song writing, the use of technology and pre-composed music are also used as appropriate to the need of the individual. The course emphasises your emotional development as a practitioner, together with clinical exploration through critical enquiry. In addition to this, students must be prepared to enter mandatory individual personal therapy for one year of the training. Music Therapists work within a wide range of clinical settings, individual and group work. They work with people of all ages; from infants and young children through to elderly adults. Music therapy can benefit people with a wide range of difficulties or challenges, including mental health problems, learning disabilities and autism, dementia and neurology, as well as people experiencing serious illness such as cancer or those who have experienced trauma.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,528 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,784 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,784 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,784 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,784 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,784 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,784 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,784 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 10,528 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,784 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,784 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,784 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Whitelands College Wandsworth SW15 4JD South East

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