Nordoff Robbins Master of Music Therapy Course – Sony Music UK bursaries now available


At Nordoff Robbins we are passionate about enriching lives through music therapy.

In thousands of sessions every year, our music therapists help people through our unique approach to music therapy and we want our workforce of therapists to reflect the diversity of backgrounds and experiences found in our society, ensuring that the most appropriate therapy is offered to the people we provide music therapy to.

Our Master of Music Therapy (MMT) programme

Our two-year, internationally renowned full-time Master of Music Therapy programme has been running since 1974, and is validated by Goldsmiths, University of London. Graduates of the programme are eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a music therapist, the legal re-requisite for working as a music therapist in the UK.

The Sony Music UK Bursary

Thanks to Sony Music UK, we are offering four  bursaries, two in Newcastle and two in Manchester, which will cover the £10,000 cost of tuition fees for the  for our Master of Music Therapy programme. This bursary aims to remove the barriers to access for anyone who may have previously faced challenges that meant undertaking our MMT was not an option.

The bursary will cover the tuition fees, however you will still have to pay for things such as psychotherapy, which we recommend budgeting £1,500 for as well as the additional cost of travel and books.

Find out more about our MMT programme


Why train with Nordoff Robbins?

Nordoff Robbins is the UKs largest independent music therapy charity. We’ve been training music therapists since 1974, giving them the latest skills, training and thinking to use the power of music therapeutically to help others.

If you want to learn how to use your musical skills in a way that can enrich the lives of people experiencing a wide range of life situations, including life-limiting illness, isolation, disability, or social exclusion, then a career in Nordoff Robbins music therapy could be for you.

Just imagine, your skills could help a person with dementia reconnect with their family or help a child with autism to speak for the first time.

Frances Thomson, Nordoff Robbins MMT Graduate said, “It’s been an intense and life-changing two years. I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have found something where I get to use music in such a meaningful way and meet so many inspirational people.”

If it sounds interesting to you, join one of our open evenings using the button below to find out more.

Who can apply?

Anyone who wants a rewarding career in music. We are calling out to musicians of all ages and walks of life who want to use their skills to help others.

We expect applicants to have substantial experience of working with people, but most important is your belief in the power of music-making and its ability to improve lives.

Join a virtual open evening

Join one of our virtual open evenings if you are interested or have any questions. We strongly recommend you come along to one of these before applying.

Join one of our open evenings

For more information on how to apply or to see our requirements for the bursary, visit or email