Taught course

Music Therapy

University of Limerick · Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Entry requirements

Primary degree in music with first or second-class honours or an approved professional qualification. Experience and skills in the use of music in both group and individual contexts in a leadership capacity. Experience assisting and/or working with people who have a disability. Applicants attending for interview will be required to perform pieces on their first instrument and sing at least one song accompanying themselves on piano or guitar. An interview with a psychotherapist will assess the applicants therapeutic potential.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme prepares graduates for professional practice as a music therapist. Modules on the programme include: clinical orientation, arts in health, introduction to research methods, music therapy fieldwork practice, research project.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Hilary Moss