The Post Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy is a training program for musicians and health professionals who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, have a musical background and are passionate about using music as a tool for healing. The Post Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy is taught by certified music therapists with a Master’s degree in clinical music therapy. The training can be undertaken full-time over 40 weeks at 40 hours per week or part-time over 80 weeks at 20 hours per week.
Students are guided systematically through a series of carefully designed steps towards professional competence, initially focusing on the clinical context of music therapy and the theory underpinning it, towards the practical implementation of knowledge and skills gained through supported clinical practice.
Students will be taught to practise professionally and flexibly with a wide range of client presentations within the health system, education, social services and private sector.
A musical background, preferably with some formal training in dance and/or amusical instrument, including the voice.
A degree e.g. (BA, BSc) or Post Graduate Qualification.
Proficiency in both written and spoken English.
All applicants are required to supply a reference from either their employeroracademic tutor.
Coursework is divided into four streams representing different elements of the training. Each stream is divided into units. The four main streams are:
Stream 1: Clinical Music Therapy in Theory and Practice (CMT/TP)
Stream 2: Clinical Music Therapy Methods and Techniques (CMT/MT)
Stream 3: Reflexive and Experiential Learning (RL/EL)
Stream 4: Tutorials/Instrumental Tuition (TU/IT)
|Subject Name/Code||Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Exit Exams|
|Clinical Music Therapy in Theory and Practice (CMT/TP)||Assessment 1 (25 Marks)||Assessment 2 (25 Marks)||Case Study (50 Marks)||Viva Voce (50 Marks)|
|Music Therapy Methods and Techniques (MT/MT)||Performance: Accompanying (20 Marks)||Performance: Solo (20 Marks)||Clinical improvisation exam (50 Marks)|
|Reflexive Learning (RL)||Reflexive Journal/ Reflexive discussion group (10 Marks)|
|Internship||End of Internship assessment (50 Marks)|
|Total Marks = 300
The candidates overall mark out of 300 will be converted to a percentage score
|80-100||O : Outstanding|
|70-79||A+ : Excellent|
|60-69||A : Very Good|
|55-59||B+ : Good|
|50-54||B : Above Average|
|45-49||C : Average|
|40-44||P : Pass|
|0-39||F : Yet to Clear|
|AB : Absent|
This course is 1440 hours which is equivalent to 144 credits (UK) or 96 credits (India).
Director and Head Lecturer: Katherine Martin (B’Ed Hons, MT-MA)
Course Tutors: Dr. Melissa Elliot (BAHons, MMus, MT-PGDip, PhD), Smruthi Murali (MA Applied Psch, MT-PGDip)
Course Tutor and External Examiner: Min-Jeong Bae (Ph.D, MT-BC, FAMI)
External Examiner: Dr. Jaya Rajagopalan (Principal In-charge, St. Mira's College for Girls, Pune).
The Course is likely to begin from 15th July, 2021 based on the mandates/guidelines provided by the government.
Student Intake and Fees
Student Intake - 15-20
For information on course fees see additional document.
Scholarships are available.
Course Director - Katherine Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Number: +91 99875 87054