24 months
9280 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The applied master course of Music Therapy at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg was developed within the framework of the European alignment and recognition of university degrees (Bologna Process).

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Music Therapy is the evidence-based therapeutic use of music for promoting emotional, cognitive, social and physical integration and recovery.

 As an arts therapy approach it has the potential to contribute to activation, stabilization and recovery in the context of prevention, acute intervention, and rehabilitation. In both research and clinical practice, there is an increasing interest in music therapy approaches as an important addition to standard care. 

The professional context of music therapists is not limited to traditional areas of practice such as psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, or special education.

Career perspectives

The master course of Music Therapy at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg  qualifies the student for clinical practice, working with children and adults in the following core fields:

  • Psychiatry 
  • Psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy 
  • Pediatrics, children and youth psychiatry and psychotherapy 
  • Neurology (early rehabilitation, rehabilitation, and psychosocial post-care) 
  • Pain, psycho-oncology, palliative care 
  • Trans- and interdisciplinary, evidence-based practice This foundation allows students to transfer skills to other areas of practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to therapy sciences
  • Introduction to music therapy
  • Psychology
  • Fundamental instrumental skills
  • Clinical psychology 
  • Neurology & quantitative research Methods
  • Basic musical competencies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A university degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, of at least six semesters’ duration in one of the following disciplines: music/music studies, psychology, medicine, social pedagogy and similar degrees
  • Individual exceptions are possible, but require special approval
  • Personal and artistic eligibility
  • Proof of English: IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 80 or other proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9280 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • 1 st year € 9,280  (includes reg.fee) 
  • 2 nd year € 8,280  
  • 690 EUR per month + one-time registration fee of 750 EUR. Applicants from countries with visa obligation need to pay a one-time registration fee of 1,000 EUR and must pay the first year’s tuition fee in advance.


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