On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Apply the best practices of local, national and international standards in their professional performance in their chosen specialisation;
- Pursue an informed program of independent further study in their chosen area of specialisation in music;
- Provide leadership in the profession in their chosen area of specialisation in music;
- Use current technologies and assimilate the potential of emerging technologies to facilitate and heighten the dissemination of skills, knowledge and information;
- Value and participate in projects requiring team-work.
On completion of the Music Therapy stream, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research in music;
- Present their research in publishable form or work towards incorporating their findings in further research;
- Proceed to the PhD if their MMus thesis has demonstrated appropriate research potential;
- Apply the experience gained in their training to the practical needs of society as appropriate.
The Master of Music (Music Therapy) is a research degree in which students undertake research in Music Therapy.
Candidates undertake a significant research project and prepare a thesis of approximately 30,000 - 40,000 words. Candidates also participate in the regular Postgraduate Seminar, as well as biannual intensive research weekends with international scholars who provide additional feedback on projects.
Research in Music Therapy is significantly supported and promoted by NaMTRU - National Music Therapy Research Unit.