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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Guildhall School of Music & Drama

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • 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?

Studying Music Therapy at Guildhall School is a unique experience. You will join one of the world’s leading conservatoires, receiving an intensive full-time programme of lectures and seminars to provide clinical and theoretical knowledge, delivered by a team of tutors who have extensive experience as therapists, musicians and educators. To ensure you acquire highly developed skills in musical communication, you will also take classes in keyboard musicianship, improvisation and voice.

This tuition will be complemented by one-to-one conservatoire-level training in your First Study, and supporting Second Study lessons with the School’s teachers. The programme provides access to leading specialists in improvisation and an active research community, with the possibility of participating in research events.

You will be prepared for employment in health, education, social and community and voluntary sectors. Graduates are eligible to register as Arts Therapists with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as professional members of the British Association for Music Therapy.

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

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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

    20th out of 85 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    147 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%



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