Master Music Therapy


Program Description

Autonomous - Unique - Research-led

With this master's degree program, we respond to the growing demand for therapists who are entitled to practice music therapy on their own responsibility. In addition to the further development of musical therapeutic skills, we focus on a deeper examination of research-led practice. The goal is to educate academics who are competent in acting and research who, after entry in the official, public list of "music therapists", are responsible for the self-responsible practice of music therapy according to §10 and §12 of the Austrian Music Therapy Act (MuthG, BGBl. I Nr. 93/2008 idgF ) are entitled.

target group

The degree program is aimed at those who wish to work as self-employed music practitioners entitled music therapists under the Austrian Music Therapy Act. Graduates of Music Therapy Bachelor's or Diploma degree programs, which are interested in a higher academic qualification and would like to work in existing as well as emerging fields of music therapy, can also complete this Master's degree.

career paths

Scientifically trained music therapists are of particular importance for structuring the professional field as a scientific discipline. After being entered in the list of music therapists, you are also able to open your own practice and work on a medical, psychological or psychotherapeutic assignment, in particular in the following areas: neurology and neuro-rehabilitation, geriatrics, psychosomatics, psychiatry, palliative medicine, intensive care and disability and developmental delay. In addition, this master's program enables further doctoral studies.

Details about the study

The master's program Music Therapy at the IMC FH Krems is unique in Austria, because it was set up according to Bologna criteria. On the one hand, the curriculum focuses on communicating research competences in clinical fields and on the other hand on deepening therapeutic competences and on the ability to work together with other health professionals.


You develop your musical-therapeutic skills further and engage in research-guided practice. Another highlight is the combination of practical therapeutic and self-reflective competences with needs-based scientific research. They implement this with the implementation of a research project that deals with clinically relevant issues of music therapy.

At a glance
  • Duration: 2 years / 4 semesters
  • Format: Extra-occupational
  • Lecture Language: German
  • Degree: Master of Science in Health Studies (MSc)
  • Start of study: every two years in September
  • Tuition: € 363.36 per semester for EU / EEA nationals

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  • Admission procedure,
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Last updated September 2018

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