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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Guildhall School of Music & Drama

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About the MA in Music Therapy

The Masters in Music Therapy aims to develop students’ musicianship and personal potential, and equip them with the knowledge and skills to work as a registered music therapist.

On this programme, students gain experience working with adults and children alongside qualified music therapists on placements in a variety of settings including special and mainstream schools, and with people who experience:

  • Mental health problems
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities
  • School exclusion
  • Communication delay
  • Autism
  • Acquired brain injury or stroke
  • Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

Why study Music Therapy at Guildhall School of Music & Drama?

You will join one of the world’s leading conservatoires, and will build your therapeutic and theoretical knowledge through an intensive programme of lectures and seminars. Weekly keyboard musicianship, improvisation and voice classes will help you acquire highly developed skills in therapeutic musical communication.

Working alongside qualified music therapists, you will gain experience working with adults and children on placements in a variety of settings including healthcare units, special and mainstream schools, and with people who experience mental health issues, dementia, learning disabilities and communication disorders.


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MA in Music Therapy
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Two years full-time (4 days a week in Year 1, 3 days a week in Year 2)

About the MA in Music Therapy

The Masters in Music Therapy aims to develop students’ musicianship and personal potential, and equip them with the knowledge and skills to work as a registered music therapist.

On this programme, students gain experience working with adults and children alongside qualified music therapists on placements in a variety of settings including special and mainstream schools, and with people who experience:

Mental health problems
Dementia
Learning disabilities
School exclusion
Communication delay
Autism
Acquired brain injury or stroke
Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

Why study Music Therapy at Guildhall School of Music & Drama?

You will join one of the world’s leading conservatoires, and will build your therapeutic and theoretical knowledge through an intensive programme of lectures and seminars. Weekly keyboard musicianship, improvisation and voice classes will help you acquire highly developed skills in therapeutic musical communication.

Working alongside qualified music therapists, you will gain experience working with adults and children on placements in a variety of settings including healthcare units, special and mainstream schools, and with people who experience mental health issues, dementia, learning disabilities and communication disorders.

The programme is influenced by psychodynamic approaches to therapy, and all Music Therapy students undertake their own personal therapy during training. A high degree of self-reflection and self-awareness is required, and gaining experience of personal psychotherapy prior to training is highly recommended.

Future careers

Graduates have an excellent record of employment in health, education, social and community service and the voluntary sector, and are eligible to register as arts therapists with the HCPC and as professional members of the British Association for Music Therapy.

Tuition fees

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University information

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

  • Campus address

    Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, City of London, EC2Y 8DT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 87 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    140 69%

    27th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    1st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    49th

    2

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