About this course
|Award title||Master of Music Therapy|
|Year & campus||2021 — Southbank|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||200 credit points|
|Duration||24 months full-time or 48 months part-time|
The Master of Music Therapy provides a course of study for those people who have completed a Bachelor's degree and also have a high level of formal music training. The course provides a thorough study of the theory and practice of music therapy.
The Master of Music Therapy coursework degree is 2 years full-time. Part-time study may be undertaken only with the approval of the Course Coordinator. On satisfactory completion of the Master of Music Therapy, graduates will be eligible for Registration as Music Therapists (RMT) with the Australian Music Therapy Association (Inc.).
ON CAMPUS MODE Delivery for Melbourne-based students: Subjects are taught via a combination of weekly lectures, intensive teaching periods and through regular participation in clinical placements (minimum 80 days in total across the two years, approximately 20 days per semester). Full-time enrolment is preferred, and due to the clinical placement requirements, limited time is available for undertaking additional work commitments. Part-time enrolment is available on application.
BLENDED LEARNING (Intensive/Online) Delivery for Students located outside of Greater Melbourne: The Master of Music Therapy (coursework) degree will be also offered through "Blended Learning" delivery, which combines online and intensive-mode teaching. This will enable students in areas outside of the Metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong areas to undertake music therapy training where no such course is currently available, subject to the availability of suitable clinical placements.
The Blended Learning version of the course covers all subjects offered in the traditional on-campus mode: Theoretical subjects (i.e. Applications, Research and Thesis subjects) will be offered via online delivery; Music Therapy Skills subjects will be taught in intensive mode; Clinical Training will be carried out in the student’s home state where suitable supervision from a qualified Music Therapist is available.
Students enrolled in the Blended Learning mode will be required to travel to Melbourne twice per semester - the first time approximately at or before the beginning of semester, and the second around mid-semester.
The Blended Learning mode has been approved by the University of Melbourne, and the Education Committee of AMTA.
Last updated: 26 September 2023