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.


  • To prepare students for professional practice as a music therapist
  • To develop socially aware graduates who are able to make a contribution to the developing profession of music therapy in Ireland
  • To contribute to the research base of the profession

For academic queries on this programme please see the link below to the Irish World Academy website:

Web: - http://www.irishworldacademy.ie/postraduate-programmes/ma-music-therapy/faq/

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

Fees and funding

UK students
Year 1: €5689, Year 2: €5526
International students
Year 1: €11507, Year 2: 11175

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment48
Professional practice60

Course contact details

Dr Hilary Moss