Postgraduate (full-time)

Music Therapy MA

4.5 ausgezeichnet 2 Meinungen
Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge (Grossbritannien)

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Tipologie Master
Ort Cambridge (Grossbritannien)
Dauer 24 Months
Beginn September 2018
  • Master
  • Cambridge (Grossbritannien)
  • Dauer:
    24 Months
  • Beginn:
    September 2018

Get professional training in music therapy on our internationally recognised Master’s course. When you graduate, you’ll be qualified to work as a music therapist in the UK and overseas, and eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK.

Through lectures, practical workshops, case discussions and theoretical studies, we’ll introduce you to the most recent, effective music therapy approaches. You’ll reflect on your own practice in our clinical supervision group discussions, supported by regular individual tutorials.

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; block clinical placements in at least two fields, including community settings, schools, hospitals and hospices; and experience in multidisciplinary teams.

Your training will take place in our new state-of-the-art Music Therapy Centre and Clinic, where you’ll often study with MA Dramatherapy students. All our students go on supervised clinical placements, preparing you for employment in many different settings.

Throughout the course you'll be supported by our team of qualified music therapists, who have a strong reputation for research. In 2013 we appointed Jörg Fachner as Professor of Music, Mind and the Brain, to further develop our research activities. One of our course tutors, Professor Amelia Oldfield, was recently awarded the first ever Clinical Impact Award by the World Federation of Music Therapists. And in 2014, our music, dramatherapy and performing arts research was acknowledged as 'world-leading' in the UK Government's Research Excellence Framework.

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Welche Ziele verfolgt der Kurs?

As a qualified music therapist you’ll be able to work in many different areas including the NHS, hospices, social services, the education sector 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.

You may also choose to work privately, or on a freelance basis, with a client base including adults and children with learning difficulties, mental health problems, and other special needs.

Ist dieser Kurs für mich?

If you’re an experienced musician and want to put your skills to use supporting children and adults with additional needs, our emphasis on clinical placements will prepare you for a rewarding career.

Voraussetzungen: 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 flexible musicianship demonstrated by a minimum grade 8 or equivalent in one instrument, and preferably one other instrument. Some keyboard or other accompanying instrument skills are also required. You will need to have relevant clinical experience with adults and children who have additional needs, and demonstrate the relevant motivation, maturity and ability to reflect on self in relation to others.

Wo und wann
Beginn Lage
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Grossbritannien
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Beginn Sep-2018
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Grossbritannien
Karte ansehen


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Meinungen über diesen Kurs

Das Beste: Truly inviting college. Agreeable and pleasant staff. Extraordinary offices including library labs, lecture rooms. Extensive variety of associations and social groups to join.
Zu verbessern: No negative aspects.
Kurs abgeschlossen: Februar 2016
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Zu verbessern: Everything OK.
Kurs abgeschlossen: März 2015
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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Mental Health
Stress Management
Music Therapy
Stress and Anxiety
IT Development
Professor Training
Skills and Training
Clinical Placement


Modules & assessmentYear one, core modules
  • Clinical Placements and Experiential Development 1
  • Music Therapy Practical and Clinical Skills
  • Music Therapy and Dramatherapy Multidisciplinary Theoretical Studies
Year two, core modules
  • Clinical Placements and Experiential Development 2
  • MA Therapies Major Project

You’ll demonstrate your learning in a number of ways, including essays, live presentations and practical tasks such as clinical improvisation and composition. You’ll also undertake some self-analysis and reflection with your personal tutor.

Half-way through the course, your progress and process towards becoming a music therapist will be assessed by an examiner. Your final piece of written work will be a Major Project, which involves clinical evaluation. Meanwhile, in your final oral assessment you’ll present a piece of clinical work to two examiners, who will assess your overall clinical skills and readiness to practice.

One of our modules touches on dramatherapy and covers content from our MA Dramatherapy, as well as the Music Therapy course. Where techniques and approaches are specific to each profession you’ll be taught separately but on more generic subjects, such as psychoanalytic studies, psychiatry and psychology, you’ll benefit from working together.

Zusätzliche Informationen

Course duration: 24 months full-time. Teaching times: two days a week plus two days on a clinical placement (Year 1). One day a week on campus plus a placement of least one day a week (Year 2).

Course fees: Course feesUK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £4,600

International students, 2016/17 (per year) £5,850