Train to become a music therapist

We run our internationally-renowned Master of Music Therapy programme from training bases in London, Manchester and Newcastle

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Our Internationally Renowned Master of Music Therapy Programme

Please note that we are not currently considering applications to our Master of Music Therapy, unless vacancies arise. 

The Master of Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins): Music, Health, Society is an internationally renowned Masters level programme, validated by Goldsmiths, University of London.

Successful completion of this two-year course gives you eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as a music therapist, the UK legal prerequisite for working in the profession. If you’re passionate about what music and music-making can achieve sign up to one of our open evenings and take a look at the FAQs to find out more.

Read Frances’ blog here to find out more about her experiences on the course.

Apply for the 2022 Sony Bursary

Thanks to Sony Music UK, in 2022 we are offering two bursaries in London, which will cover the £10,000 cost of tuition fees 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.

Please note that applications for the Sony Music UK Bursary are now closed. 

Our next intakes

Applications are now open to join our London intake in September 2022. Please attend one of our open evenings to find out more

It’s been an intense and life-changing two years and I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have found a vocation where I get to use music in such a meaningful way and meet so many inspirational people

– Frances Thomson – MMT Graduate from 2018

International Applications

For legal reasons, in order for us to accept an application from you, we need you to show us that you satisfy one of the following conditions:

  • You are a UK or Irish citizen (you must evidence this at audition by showing us your UK or Irish passport)
  • You are an EU citizen who has settled or pre-settled status under the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme (you must evidence this at audition by showing us your passport and settlement documentation)
  • You have an existing right to remain and study in the UK for the full duration of the programme (you must evidence this at audition by showing us your passport and relevant visa and/or other documentation)

We are required by UK law to retain copies of your documentation for as long as you are a part of the application process. If you are not offered a place, this will be deleted. If you become a student with us, we are required to retain copies of your documentation for as long as you are a student with us.

Please note that you cannot apply for a student visa for the purposes of studying with Nordoff Robbins.

We have for many years trained people from all over the world. In recent years we have trained students from across the EU. This has now changed due to successive actions by UK government, specifically the introduction of Tier 4 visa restrictions and Brexit.

Whilst we are now unable to recruit cohorts which are as geographically and nationally diverse as we would wish, and whilst we are consequently no longer able to support the development of music therapy around the world as we have done previously, we remain actively committed to recruiting UK-focused student cohorts which are as diverse as possible. This includes diversity in all realms of personal and musical experience, including age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and religion, as well as experience of health, illness, disablement, stigmatisation and exclusion. We welcome students from a wide range of musical backgrounds and previous educational experiences. Diversity enriches our work and enables our student cohorts to learn from each other as well as from their tutors. In particular, we recognise that people with lived experience of illness, disablement, stigmatisation and exclusion bring particularly valuable insights and understandings of the human condition to their work with other people.

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in learning more about our MMT programme, and haven’t found what you need from the prospectus or other documents then don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Contact us via the form below, or give our team a call on: 020 7267 4496.


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