Master of Music Therapy

The University of Melbourne

This program provides a course of study for those wishing to practice as music therapists in hospitals, special schools, aged care facilities, community health programs and private practice. The course provides four clinical placements, a thorough study of the theory and practices of music therapy and completion of a small research study (a minor thesis).

Course Fee:

Australian: $38,376
International: $66,387

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Music; or an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline; instrumental skills equivalent to 8th grade AMEB standard; demonstrated commitment to the care of vulnerable people and promoting the health of individuals and communities through volunteer work, community music activities or prior studies; plus two introductory units in psychology at tertiary level; DVD recording; audition; 3000 word example of academic writing; interview; an academic reference, a character reference and a reference from someone who can attest to the student's formal music ability.


200 credit points comprising four subjects per semester worth 12.5 points each.

Subjects you can Study:

Music therapy

Further information:

Part-time Blended Learning study may be undertaken with the approval of the Course Coordinator, on application. Blended Learning students are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs during intensive teaching periods in Melbourne. The selection committee may also consider the following (non-mandatory) criteria: Music history studies equivalent to at least one year of tertiary study, or breadth of musical abilities seen by level of comfort in a number of styles and genres, or music theory studies equivalent to at least Grade 5 AMEB, or an observation report from a registered music therapist for a music therapy observation placement undertaken by the applicant.


Australian Music Therapy Association.

Who for:

Graduates of music or allied fields wishing to obtain accreditation as music therapists

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Music Therapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info No Part time 4 years
Parkville No info No Full time 2 years
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