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Music Therapy, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
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.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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

    10200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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