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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus, Newport

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The part-time MA Music Therapy course provides students with a unique opportunity to develop the skills necessary to become a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) qualified music therapist.

This highly experiential course, with a psychodynamic underpinning to its theoretical basis, provides students with training comprising of theoretical, clinical and musical experiences. It also investigates attachment theory, ensuring you develop your own therapeutic persona throughout the three years of the course.

Clinical placements are at the heart of your music therapy training. Additionally, you will explore group processes and relate them to clinical practice, as well as working alongside students from other courses to boost your learning experience.

Assessment

There is a mixture of practical and written assignments with no written exams.

Summative assessment will take the form of course assignments, presentations, examinations, projects, and dissertation. These assessments will make use of, for example, case studies, workplace investigations, experiential learning in university and placements, literature searches and the outputs to be assessed will include written reports, verbal presentations, essays and portfolios of evidence/work.

Careers

The music therapy training is for those who wish to qualify as an Allied Health Professional, registered with the HCPC and therefore entitled to use the job protected title Music Therapist. Graduates are able to practise as music therapists in a variety of settings. They can work in the NHS or arts-based settings, charities or other Third Sector bases. Our alumni work in colleges for students with learning disabilities, mainstream and special schools, statutory and Third Sector bodies or set up their own business as a music therapist. Graduates can also progress to a PhD or research degree.

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University of South Wales

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    102nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

The university is in South Wales, UK, with campuses in and around the capital city of Wales, Cardiff. Cardiff is a modern, multicultural, and safe student city.
Choose from over 500 courses, some with guaranteed work placements and many leading to professional certification.
The University of South Wales offers competitive tuition fees, generous scholarships and convenient payment plans.

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