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Music Therapy

ArtEZ University of the Arts

12 months
10700 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Music Therapy at the ArtEZ University of the Arts is an international, dynamic and comprehensive programme designed for music therapy professionals who want to develop their musical, clinical and research skills.


With the ArtEZ Master of Music Therapy you gain advanced knowledge and skills in the field of evidence-based music therapy. The courses are carefully designed for the integration of clinical experience, music, research and professional skills; to let them occur simultaneously.

The use of different scientifically informed music therapy models and the specific role of music in the therapeutic context are always explored in relation to your own clinical practice.

Through craftmanship, learning experiences with peers and experts, and personalized coaching, our students build original research projects that are meaningful both to them and to society. Research is at the core of the study programme at the ArtEZ University of the Arts and it starts from day one.

You will investigate the therapeutic role of music and its effect in the topic of your choice. You will learn to set up and to conduct research projects as well as to communicate their impact to lay and professional audiences. Likewise, your personal development as a therapist remains central during supervision and counselling.


The field of music therapy is broad and dynamic – and always in transition. Music therapy is expanding to new areas in (health)care and technology, which are explored and discovered at this very moment. ArtEZ graduates work in various fields, from developing countries to hospitals and research settings.

Maybe you want to focus on elderly and mental care – or maybe you investigate broader implementation of music in care for newborns and IC-patients. Whichever path you choose, you are ready to explore new possibilities, to pioneer at the at the intersection of music and (health)care.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Musical and Improvisational Skills
  • Music Technology
  • Counselling and Selfcare
  • Community Music Therapy
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Music
  • Neurologic Music Therapy
  • Research Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • entrance exams take place from March until the 1st of June




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Music Therapy course or
  • Bachelor of Creative Therapy (Music) with an approved level of music and music theory competences or
  • Bachelor or Master of Music AND the pre-Master in Music Therapy or
  • Bachelor of Music in Education AND the pre-Master in Music Therapy.
  • Certain language requirements apply for this English-taught programme.
  • Applicants must have prepared a personal study plan.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed the entrance examination. During the entrance examination, we assess your chances of completing the course successfully.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Arnhem

770 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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