Master of Science degree from Queen Margaret University, world leader in health sciences studies.
MSc Music Therapy
REASONS FOR CHOOSING THIS PROGRAMME
Degree from a top International University
In line with the HCPC standards
Ηigh-quality education according to the standards for Arts Therapies as set by the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which is an internationally acknowledged regulatory body for the music therapy profession.
The course incorporates the latest developments and trends. It is psychodynamically informed and promotes therapeutic practice in line with the Person Centered Practice Framework.
Supervised clinical training
Practice-based learning is ongoing throughout the programme. During placement supervision is provided by the Metropolitan College academic team.
Prestigious faculty members
The MSc Music Therapy teaching team consists of active practitioners from Greece and Scotland, with many years of experience and internationally recognized research work.
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:
• therapeutic musical skills, with an emphasis on improvisation, interaction and application in a therapeutic context
• psychological, developmental, and music therapy theories
• different persons and contexts
• observation and critical thinking skills
• professional issues, such as ethics and multi-disciplinary working
• research, assessment and service evaluation
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
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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.
- are eligible to register with the HCPC, via the international route.
- meet the minimum criteria for becoming candidate members of the Hellenic Association of Professional Music Therapists.
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.
- Honours degree or equivalent professional qualification (not necessarily in music);
(Ptychio=Diploma/Degree) (University Sector) – when awarded by Greek State Universities (AEI or TEI) of 6 out of 10;
- Demonstration of high standard of practical musicianship, flexibility and creativity on at least one instrument and/or voice
- Personal traits of maturity, openness and ability to self-reflect, evaluate and communicate with others;
- Prior voluntary / professional experience with people in the community, in education or in health settings will be estimated
- Effective command of the English and Greek language
- 2 reference letters
- Updated criminal record
- Identity card
- Personal statement with the reasons you feel drawn to the profession of Music Therapy at this stage in your life and why this particular approach, designed by Queen Margaret University, appeals to you.
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:
- A short piece on two different instruments (or two contrasting pieces if you are playing one instrument)
- If you don’t use your voice in the above mentioned pieces, you are also required to sing a short song
- You will be requested to improvise on a random subject, following the directions you will be given.