Entry requirements

The demands of the Music Therapy course and the Music Therapy profession, require you to demonstrate a suitable level of life experience and maturity.

An undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study, an equivalent professional qualification, or extensive experience in a related field, plus evidence of substantial experience of musical practice, including exposure to and experience of, a variety of styles of music. Applicants must be able to perform on their main instrument or voice, to standard equivalent to Grade 8.

An ability to use music symbolically and expressively and to improvise, relate, and communicate through the art form, with individuals and groups. Significant practical experience (voluntary or paid) in a relevant setting, or with clients or service users, to demonstrate that you are able to work with a range of client groups.

You will also need an enhanced DBS check.

If your first language is not English then we require IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component.

The interview will consist of a group audition, followed by an individual interview at which you will be expected to perform on your main instrument and second instrument. No accompanist is provided, so you will need to arrange your own if you require one. There will be an opportunity to improvise during the interview with a staff team member.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to become a music therapist? 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 Music Therapy course provides students with training comprising of theoretical, clinical and musical experiences.

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

For more information on the course, teaching and career prospects please see the website.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English then we require IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

For full funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78