Programme of Study
The MA course is a 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credit programme of full-time study over two years. There are 3 modules per semester.
Each semester involves a research module, a workshop skills development module, and a fieldwork practice module. Fieldwork involves 9 days of observation of a qualified music therapist, 20 days of fieldwork training with an on-site qualified practitioner, and 20 days of independent training supervised by a qualified practitioner.In addition, the two year program culminates in the preparation and presentation of a major Music Therapy Project.
The program builds students skills systematically through a series of carefully designed steps toward professional competence. Students initially focus on music skills and theoretical underpinnings of professional practice and then move toward implementation of this skill and knowledge in a supported practice context. Gradually the level of support on clinical placement is reduced until students in the final placement are assessed on their readiness to practice as independent professionals.