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Music Therapy, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
Our Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research is an international centre for research into music therapy, putting you at the heart of new music therapy research worldwide. Our large community of PhD students, and links to seven other universities across the world, will make you part of a team that leads on music therapy research.
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Overview

Our research institute leads music therapy research for adults, older people, young people and children with a range of issues. We specialise in finding out what works clinically in music therapy and how it works, including which theoretical frameworks such as neurology, psychology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis best inform the work.

Our innovative research involves outcome studies in a variety of settings, such as schools, health services, voluntary and the private sector, and we have many partnerships within these. Our research streams include music therapy and dementia, autism, end of life process, learning disability, mental health, children and families, addiction and stroke. Our Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research is based in a state-of-the-art music therapy centre, including a research laboratory where practical music therapy and music and brain research can be undertaken in purpose-built spaces.

Over 10 music therapy PhDs have been completed through us during the last few years, and our cohorts are growing. As a PhD student here you will be working alongside larger scale international projects on music therapy, and there is a rich programme of specialist lectures and PhD subject specific opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Please bear in mind we usually require up to four weeks to consider applications, so it’s best to apply at least a month before your preferred start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2-5 years (full-time)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      3-6 years (part-time). PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years (full-time), 3-6 years (part-time).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music, therapy and the brain
  • Music and consciousness states
  • State dependent cognition and recall
  • Music therapy and addiction treatment
  • Music therapy and mental health, eating disorders, children and families
  • Cultural issues in music therapy
  • The use of non-western music
  • Music and language

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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General Requirements

  • PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
  • Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Part time fees:

  • UK/EU: £2,130 per year
  • NON-UK/EU: £6,300 per year

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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