The course aims to equip musicians with the clinical, theoretical and practical skills required to enter the music therapy profession. Graduates will be able to work within the National Health Service (NHS), education, social services, for the voluntary sector, charities and privately.
Music Therapy Professional Practice with Children and Young People; Music Therapy Theory and Child Development; Music Therapy Professional Practice and Skills with Adults; Music Therapy Theory and Practice in Adult Settings; Qualitative and Quantitative Methods; Music Therapy Advanced Professional Practice; Dissertation in Psychology.
We assess your work and progress through written essays, practice portfolios and viva presentations each year, and also one research exam, a microanalysis, a music practical and a research portfolio.
It is recommended that applicants have: a good undergraduate degree with professional music skills a high level of practical performance in any musical tradition, including digital technologies and a particular interest in live improvisation sufficient skills to be able to provide harmonic support experience of working in relevant areas such as Health or Education (including voluntary work) personal skills suited to working as a therapist wide reading on the subject of music therapy the ability and strong commitment to follow a personally demanding part-time course. Selection If successful at this stage, you'll be invited to a face-to-face interview and audition at Glenside Campus. If you live overseas or have exceptional circumstances, we can arrange this to be done remotely. We'll provide you with guidance on how to prepare for the interview and audition. All applicants will be required to complete: Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check* Health Checks*. *Disclosure of Criminal Background The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. Applicants who are offered a place must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary. *Health checks You must be in good health and up-to-date with all routine immunisations that are required for working in health and social care settings. If you are offered a place on this course, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and must be prepared to undergo a medical examination. You will also be required to confirm your status in respect of a number of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, varicella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV antibodies, Covid-19) and be prepared to have all required vaccinations. Please note that the list of required vaccinations may change, in response to advice from the Department of Health. If your vaccinations are not up-to-date, this will affect your ability to continue on your course. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please raise this at the point of application. Covid vaccination On March 1st 2022, the government confirmed legislation would be brought forward to revoke vaccination as a condition of employment in health and social care settings. Students studying on Health, Social Care and Medical programmes that lead to registration with The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) General Medical Council (GMC) Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or Social Work England (SWE) are still strongly encouraged to ensure that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (except where there is a medical exemption) due to having to undertake placements. There is a professional responsibility to reduce risk of Covid-19 infection to patients and this will protect the patients/clients that you will be supporting as part of your programme of study. A number of NHS trusts and Social Care providers are now requiring this from all patient-facing health and care staff, therefore if you are not fully vaccinated, access to many placements may be restricted which will have an impact on you being able to complete your chosen programme of study. The university will seek to manage this through placement allocation and so you are advised to respond with your current vaccination status as soon as possible when asked, to reduce the risk to your placement. If you were vaccinated outside of the UK and want to check if your Covid-19 vaccine is recognised in the UK please check the UK government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The SHA (South West Strategic Health Authority, formerly known as WDC) may fund courses for employees of NHS Trusts and some independent organisations.
Bristol, University of the West of England
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Thursday 18th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Friday 19th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Saturday 20th August - 11:00 - 15:00 Sunday 21st August - Closed Monday 22nd August to Thursday 26th August - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 27th August – 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday 27th August and Monday 29th August - Closed Tuesday 30th August to Thursday 1st September - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 2nd September – 09:00 – 16:30
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