Doctors/Masters Level

Master of Music Therapy

2 years full time(part-time study options available)
Parkville/Southbank campus
Available to Domestic and International
Course CRICOS code:055550D

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.

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Domestic fee place

Commonwealth Supported Places available

This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and Australian Fee (AF) Places to domestic students.

Indicative Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course fee:
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Indicative total Australian (AF) course fee:

Typical Australian (AF) course fee for 2019:

Commonwealth Supported Places

A CSP is subsidised and students pay a contribution determined by the Australian Government. The number of CSPs available is reviewed annually by the University.

Calculate the indicative CSP total course fee

Australian Fee Places

If you are not eligible to receive a CSP, you will automatically be considered for an AF place if you meet course entry requirements. AF places are not subsidised but you may be eligible for assistance with the FEE-HELP loan scheme. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.

Course fees are calculated as if a student undertakes one year of full-time study. This is called 1 x EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load). If course duration is less than one year, or the student studies less than a full-time study load, fees are adjusted accordingly.

The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies.

Fees are reviewed annually by the University and vary depending on subjects within the course.

More information about fees for domestic graduate students.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more

Study pathways