Careers

Training to be a Music Therapist

Entry Requirements for Training: For entry to all post graduate training courses in the UK a degree or diploma in music is required. Applicants who have followed a different entry route e.g. a degree in psychology or sociology can must be able to demonstrate a comparable level of musical skills.

A high degree of musicianship in two instruments is also essential. This can include voice, strings, brass etc., but many of the courses specify that piano or guitar must be one of the instruments.

A broad knowledge of different styles of music is often necessary, as well as an ability to use music flexibly and creatively.

Can I train in N. Ireland?

There are no training courses leading to qualification in Northern Ireland. However, the NIMTT has facilitated supervised student placements for the University of Limerick and some of the UK courses.
Training Courses in the UK & Ireland

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

MA in Music Therapy

Department of Music and Performing Arts, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1223 363271
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GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA

MA in Music Therapy

The Registrar, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7628 2571
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QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY

MSc in Music Therapy

Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6UU
Telephone: + 44 (0)131 474 0000
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NORDOFF ROBBINS LONDON & MANCHESTER

Master of Music Therapy Music, Health and Society

Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, 2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ
Telephone: +44 20 7428 8903
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ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY

MA in Music Therapy

School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University, Holybourne Avenue, London, SW15 4JD
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 8392 3709
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UNIVERSITY OF WALES

MSc in Music Therapy

Caerleon Campus/Campws Caerllion, Lodge Rd/Heol y Porthdy, Caerleon/Caerllion, NP18 3QT
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1633 435303
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UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

MA in Music Therapy

Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Health Training and Research Centre, Frenchay Campus, Bristol BS16 1QY
Telephone: + 44 (0) 117 32 81158
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UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

MA in Music Therapy

The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Castletroy, Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Telephone: 353-61-234358
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Students completing courses in the Republic of Ireland and wishing to work in the UK will be required to apply for International registration with the HCPC.

These details have been provided for information only. It is always necessary to contact the training courses directly if you have specific queries about training as a music therapist and not Every Day Harmony Music Therapy.