University of South Wales

Master in Music Therapy - Máster en Terapia Musical

University of South Wales
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  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Gales
  • Precio:
    Información no disponible
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    MA Music Therapy
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    MA Music Therapy offered by the University of South Wales, provides students with a unique opportunity to develop the skills necessary to become a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) qualified Music Therapist.

    This is a highly experiential postgraduate music therapy course and provides students with training comprising of theoretical, clinical and musical experiences. At the University, you will work in groups of different sizes where you explore group processes and relate them to clinical practice.


    Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above

    English language qualifications:

    GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
    IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
    TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
    Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
    Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
    City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
    Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.


    During the first year of the MA Music Therapy course, you will establish a strong theoretical basis built up from a range of disciplines, with an emphasis on psychodynamic music therapy. Your competence in clinical practice and your understanding of therapeutic relationships will then be developed in years two and three through supervised placements. These will be integrated with your university based learning.

    Uniquely, you will benefit from training alongside colleagues who are trainee art psychotherapists, and you will acquire insight and a shared understanding of the other creative modality, as a basis for future professional practice in multi-disciplinary teams.

    Infant observation is an exciting feature of the first year, offering an informative and in depth grounding in human development that will inform for the rest of your study. Creative music skills sessions enable you to further develop musically.

    In addition, throughout the MA Music Therapy course, multi-disciplinary study groups and events will provide insight into the principles, practices and effectiveness of other art modalities.

    Year 1/Part 1

    Theory and Practice of Music Therapy
    Infant Observation
    Clinical Improvisation (Music Skills)
    Placement Visits (6 weeks x 1 day per week)
    Study of Different Client Groups
    Modality Specific Experiential Groups
    Year 2/Part 2

    Placement in a University Approved Clinical Setting (1 day per week)
    Small Group Clinical Supervision
    Further Theory and Practice of Music Therapy
    Creative Music Skills
    Modality Specific Experiential Groups
    Year 3/Part 3

    Placement in a University Approved Clinical Setting (2 days)
    Small Group Clinical Supervision
    Modality Specific Experiential Group
    Research Methods and Dissertation
    Please note it is a course requirement that you are in regular weekly therapy for the duration of the course.

    Learning and teaching methods
    Year 1: one day per week at university
    Year 2: one day at university and one day at placement
    Year 3: two days at placement and up to one day on campus

    During the training, you will develop your personal music skills through working with your peers. You’ll have the opportunity to perform at the opening of the art psychotherapy students end of year exhibition which will give you insight into the creative processes involved in responding to another artform using your own modality. You may also be involved in assisting course team members in their research projects.

    Salidas profesionales

    *You are eligible to apply for professional UK registration and license to practice

    *Private practice or employment, in settings including NHS psychiatric and other hospitals, social services departments, education including special education, the criminal justice system and the voluntary sector and community projects

    *Further study towards a research degree

    *Career routes in teaching and clinical supervision


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