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Music Therapy

Anglia Ruskin University

M.A.
24 months
Duration
13500 GBP/year
7900 GBP/year
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About

The Music Therapy programme at Anglia Ruskin University can qualify you to work as a music therapist in the UK and overseas, and become eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK.

Overview

The Music Therapy programme at Anglia Ruskin University will show you how you can use your music to support the health and well-being of patients and clients. You will discover the principles of music therapy in the UK and internationally, and through lectures, practical workshops, case discussions and theoretical studies, we’ll introduce you to the most recent, effective music therapy approaches.

You will then try out these approaches in your own clinical practice on at least two clinical placements. These placements will take place in locations such as schools, hospitals, hospices and other community settings, under the supervision of qualified music therapists. This will give you invaluable experience of working in a multidisciplinary team, as well as providing important preparation for your future career.

In the UK there are two central elements of music therapy: the use of improvised and pre-composed music; and the significance given to the relationship between client and therapist. These principles will underpin your training. Our experiential teaching includes: development of your improvisation skills; focused work on your first instrument; keyboard, single line instrument and voice; music therapy theory and links to practice.

Careers

Qualifying as a music therapist will allow you to work in many different areas, including the NHS, hospices, social services, education and the voluntary sector.  The NHS Agenda for Change has led to improved career paths for music therapists at levels similar to, or higher than, those of other allied health professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Placements and Experiential Development 
  • Music Therapy Practical and Clinical Skills
  • Music Therapy and Dramatherapy Multidisciplinary Theoretical Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Usually a good/ 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in Music or equivalent (another degree but with a high standard of musicianship).
  • A high standard of sensitive and flexible musicianship demonstrated by a minimum grade 8 or equivalent in one instrument, and preferably one other instrument; further assessed at interview. Some keyboard or other accompanying instrument skills are also required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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