Taught course

Music Therapy

University of South Wales · Faculty of Life Sciences and Education

Entry requirements

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 is required. Applicants must be able to perform on their main instrument or voice to a standard equivalent to Grade 8.

An ability to use music symbolically and expressively and to improvise, relate, and communicate through the art form should be present 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.

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 course, with a psychodynamic underpinning to its theoretical basis, provides students with training comprising of theoretical, clinical and musical experiences. It also investigates attachment theory, ensuring you develop your own therapeutic persona throughout the three years of the course.

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. Our half-day music therapy course will offer a good introduction.

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

UK students
International students

For information on the funding options available for this course please visit our Student Money Pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78