Taught course

Music Therapy

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Occupational Therapy and Art Therapy

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have:

  • any honours degree or equivalent;
  • a high standard of practical musicianship and flexibility on at least one instrument (for single-line instrumentalists or singers, proficiency on an harmonic instrument is also required); and
  • relevant experience with people in the community, education or health settings.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you a musician and interested in working with people? Music Therapy may be the career for you.

This course will be of interest to people who, aside from a high level of musicianship, are interested in helping people with a wide range of needs. Music Therapists must be registered with the health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and this course - the only such course in Scotland – is a pre-registration programme which means that graduates are eligible to apply for their HCPC registration.

Music therapy offers relational experiences through music. It is an established clinical intervention to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Philippa Derrington