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Music TherapyQueen Margaret University
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Location: Queen Margaret University
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/07
Duration: 24 months
Intl fees: £13500
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Are you a musician and interested in working with people? Music Therapy may be the career for you.This course will be of interest to people who, aside from a high level of musicianship, are interested in helping people with a wide range of needs. Music Therapists must be registered with the health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and this course - the only such course in Scotland: is a pre-registration programme which means that graduates are eligible to apply for their HCPC registration.Music therapy offers relational experiences through music. It is an established clinical intervention to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability.
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UK Students should normally have: • any honours degree or equivalent; • a high standard of practical musicianship and flexibility on at least one instrument (for single-line instrumentalists or singers, proficiency on an harmonic instrument is also required) and • relevant experience with people in the community, education or health settings. International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 7.0 and no individual component score below 6.5. Interview: Applications can be made between October and May. Interviews are usually held between January and June. The personal statement should include: reasons why the applicant feels drawn to the profession of music therapy; specific musical skills; and details of relevant experience within caring professions. Some applicants will be asked to attend interviews and audition.This will usually include group improvisation with other applicants and an individual audition in which the applicant will: play prepared pieces; improvise on a given theme; and sing a short song of their own choice (if voice is not main study). The interview will assess each applicant's personal suitability for this profession, ability to reflect, and readiness for the demands that the course entails. For overseas applicants, auditions and interviews may be conducted by video conferencing. Criminal Records Check: A satisfactory criminal records check will be required.
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
About this university
Around 17% of students attending the university are from outside the UK. The Recruitment and International Liaison Office is the first place for international students to contact regarding matters around their studies. They are available to provide a range of information and assistance on subjects that commonly are encountered when coming to the UK including immigration and visas, accommodation, bringing family members with them, fees, and funding issues. In addition, there is English language support for those students who donâ€™t speak the language as their first language. The student union is on hand to offer a range of advice and support for students as well as organising extra-curricular activities, volunteering opportunities and even services such as entertainment venues. One of these is Maggieâ€™s the student union bar and cafÃ© where students can meet friends, have a drink or a meal and make use of the pool tables. It is also used as a venue for special events from parties to fundraising events and much more. There are a host of sports on offer at the university ranging from traditional team sports such as basketball, football and rugby to solo sports such as badminton and tennis. There are even special Scottish sports on offers such as Camogie and Gaelic football. The societies on offer are equally diverse and range from interest groups such as the Anime Society to cultural and religion groups such as Christian Union and into the arts such as the Drama or Dance Societies. These also include volunteering and charity groups.