MUSIC THERAPY (2022-2023)

General information

This course may undergo changes in the calendar, teaching methodology or assessment procedure depending on the course of events and the guidelines of health authorities in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Notwithstanding, the quality of the training and the achievement of objectives are guaranteed in all cases.
Qualification awarded: Master (Degree Universitat Barcelona)
  • Escudé Matamoros, Núria
Number of credits: 60,00
Length of course (in academic years): 1
Mode of delivery (face-to-face/ blended/ distance): Face-to-face
Centre responsible : Institute for LifeLong Learning IL3-UB
In-company placement(s): Yes (consult conditions with the course directors)
Enrolment fee:
  • 6.400,00 €
  • An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
Classes begin: 10/14/2022

Objectives and admission

Learning objectives:
- To acquire knowledge in the areas of medicine, music and psychology, which are central to this master's degree.
- To identify and learn about teaching and learning strategies in this field.
- To apply the principles of music therapy in different groups.
- To plan and implement action plans in different areas.
- To design and implement specific evaluation systems for music therapy that take into account the objectives and the skills to be acquired.

Recommended applicant profiles and admission requirements:
- Holders of university degrees and diplomas in the fields of health, social work and education who have knowledge of music.
- Holders of music degrees and other higher education qualifications in music, in any area of specialization.

In addition, the candidate should complete the following basic requirements in order to most effectively follow the course plan of the Masters in Music Therapy.

The following aspects are highly valued in the admissions process:
- Advanced studies completed in the following areas: music, education, health and mental health.
- To acquire practical musical and improvisation skills.
- To gain basic knowledge of harmony to be able to play simple accompaniment on the guitar or piano.
- Previous practical experience in areas related to health (medicine, nursing, geriatrics, psychiatry, psychology), education, special education, social projects of rehabilitation and social integration and volunteer capacity.
- Teamwork skills.
- Attitude towards work as a therapist in contact with different groups (children and adults with psychiatric problems, emotional or developmental disorders, elderly people, neurological rehabilitation, palliative care, etc.).

Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:
Students who are not university graduates may be admitted on these courses. These students will be eligible for a university extension course certificate.Information regarding the entry requirements in this case can be obtained from the course coordinators.

Date on which pre-enrolment begins: 5/1/2022
Date on which pre-enrolment ends: 10/7/2022

Further information


Name of individual or institution: Virtèlia Escola de Música
Address: Carrer de Vallmajor, 11 08021 Barcelona Espanya
Email address:
Telephone: 93 309 36 54
Fax: 93 403 96 97
Observations: Thursday, from 5.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., Friday from 5.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (as well as some Saturdays, intensive timetable of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.).


Name of individual or institution: Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
Address: C/ Ciutat de Granada, 131 08018 Barcelona Espanya
Email address:
Telephone: 93 309 36 54
Fax: 93 403 96 97
Observations: Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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