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The Master’s Degree MSc Musictherapy is aimed at a wide range of graduates with a high standard of practical musicianship who wish to pursue a professional career in the Music Therapy field.
You are also requested to include an outline of any texts you have read in preparation for this programme. We would also like to hear about your own relationship with music and how this has shaped your decision to train as a Music Therapist. In addition, please detail any relevant experience within caring professions and highlight particular qualities you feel you would bring to the training.
Applications are reviewed by members of the programme team and you will either be sent feedback at that stage or offered an interview and audition.
The interview aims to assess your personal suitability for the profession, your ability to reflect and respond to the demands of the course. The audition is your chance to demonstrate your breadth of musicianship. It’s a two part process that includes a group improvisation with other applicants and an individual audition:
The MSc Music Therapy at Metropolitan College offers a unique interdisciplinary, transnational learning environment offering the theoretical, therapeutic and research skills needed for contemporary music therapy practice.
Music therapy is an established health profession aiming to provide help to people whose lives have been affected by adversity, injury, illness, disability. This postgraduate course gives strong emphasis on clinical improvisation and psychodynamic theory. Metropolitan College students learn about a variety of approaches to music therapy and are being trained to offer relational experiences through music.
As graduates, they are equipped to work with people with a wide range of needs in line with the Person Centered Practice Framework.
More particularly, Music Therapy studies focus on the following areas:
Modules per year
Practice-based Learning I
Developmental and Relational Perspectives
Therapeutic Practice and Resources
Theory and Practice of Person-centred Health and Wellbeing
Leading Person-centred Practice for Health and Wellbeing
Practice-based Learning ΙΙ
Arts Therapies in Context
Graduates of the MSc Music Therapy programme are equipped with the appropriate skills, know-how and critical thinking ability to apply therapeutic musical models and practice as music therapists throughout the health, education and community sectors.