Want to train as a music therapist? Applications open for Nordoff Robbins & Sony Music UK’s music therapy bursary scheme

Nordoff Robbins, the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, is now accepting applications for a new nationwide bursary scheme created with Sony Music UK to fund Music Therapy Masters students. 

The funding is specifically for students who would otherwise not have the resources to complete a Masters-level programme, removing barriers faced by people from a range of diverse backgrounds that may inhibit their talent and prospects.  

Sony Music UK will fund bursaries across the UK, starting with two bursaries in Newcastle and two in Manchester that cover the £10,000 cost of tuition fees for the Master of Music Therapy programme, validated by Goldsmiths, University of London.

Nordoff Robbins is dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected by life limiting illness, isolation or disability. They have been training music therapists since 1974, giving them the latest skills, training and thinking to use the power of music therapeutically to help others.

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. 

Applicants are expected to be musical (grade 8 standard or equivalent) and 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 an open evening 

Join one of Nordoff Robbins open evenings in October, November or January if you are interested or have questions. We strongly recommend you come along to one of these before applying – sign up to an open evening here.

For more information on how to apply or to see our requirements for the bursary, visit the Nordoff Robbins website or email [email protected].

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