Taught course

Music Therapy

University of Roehampton · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

•We normally require a good second-class honours degree (or above), preferably in music plus instrumental and/or vocal ability to a professional standard. •Some experience with relevant client groups is necessary. •Interviews take place throughout the year, but early application is advisable, especially where a grant is being sought. •No applicant will be offered a place without a personal interview/audition. •Applicants must have read the programme information pack thoroughly prior to submitting their application form. ◦The information pack can also be obtained from Enquiries or from Tessa Watson. ◦You will be expected to provide an audition cassette/disk and essay with your application form. •Applicants will usually have a minimum of two years' work experience following a degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a qualified music therapist to facilitate people’s move towards well-being through specific therapeutic aims using a primarily non-verbal relationship in music. Music Therapy as practised in Great Britain is largely based on improvisation, the music being the shared, and the spontaneous creation of client and therapist.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence that they can achieve an IELTS score of 7, with no element below 6.5 at point of graduation.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232