Programme: MMus Music Therapy

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Code Faculty
01252092 Faculty of Humanities
Credits Duration
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180

Programme information

The degree programme comprises the following components:

A. Theoretical section
A core curriculum with coursework has to be followed and passed.

B. Practical section
Students are required to do a practical clinical internship which is assessed through on-site and group supervision and which needs to be passed before the MMus (Music Therapy) degree can be conferred.

C. Dissertation

Admission requirements

  • A four-year bachelor's degree in music or in related fields (eg Psychology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Education) with strong musical skills and a minimum average of 70%.

Additional requirements

Psychology up to third year level is an entrance requirement for this programme: 

Minimum credits: 180

Core modules

  • Module content:

    This module has three components: a) research methodology and dissertation, b) music therapy theory which includes general music therapy theory and broader theories of therapeutic practice, group theory, community music therapy, clinical pathology, neuropsychology and ethics, c) clinical studies which include clinical resources, documentation and assessment and an introduction to the other Arts Therapies. The student is required to pass each component separately with a minimum of 50% in order to comply with the requirements of the degree. 

    Furthermore, the student is required to complete a supervised clinical internship of 1 000 hours, assessed in accordance with the Minimum Standards of Training as set out by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. 

    The student will only be eligible for registration with the HPCSA upon passing both MUZ 886 and the clinical internship.

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