The Master of Music Therapy provides a course of study for those wishing to practice as music therapists in a variety of settings including hospitals, special schools, aged care facilities, community health programs and private practice. The course is open to music graduates as well as graduates from allied health fields.
The Master of Music Therapy offers a thorough study of the theory, practice and research of music therapy. A major component of the course is four clinical training placements in hospitals, schools, residential care and the community. The Master of Music Therapy also includes a minor thesis in which you carry out a small research study.
Master of Music Therapy is available in two modes. On-campus mode is taught in the traditional model of face-to-face lectures and tutorials for students who live in the Melbourne area. Blended Learning mode (partially online and partially intensive learning) is designed for students living interstate and in rural areas, where approved clinical training arrangements can be made. The blended learning program covers all subjects offered in the traditional class-mode.
Commonwealth Supported Places available
This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and Australian Fee (AF) Places to domestic students.
Indicative total Australian (AF) course fee:
Typical Australian (AF) course fee for 2017:
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs)
A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. Find out more about CSP student contribution amounts.
Australian Fee Places (AF)
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, you will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee place if you are eligible for a place in the course. Students enrolled in an AF place are required to pay the full cost of their tuition fees to the University. Australian Fee places are not subsidised by the Australian Government, however you may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist with payment of tuition fees. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to deduct course costs from taxable income: see the ATO website for further information.
How course fees are calculated
Your course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one year full-time study (1 EFTSL). Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.
The duration indicated is maximum course duration and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies. The course may be shorter depending on your academic background and/or relevant work experience where applicable.
If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more.