Nordoff Robbins

Goldsmiths validates Nordoff Robbins’ PhD programme and the Master of Music Therapy (delivered in London, Manchester and Newcastle) through an academic partnership which started in January 2016.

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"The partnership is tailored to meet our requirements and has enabled us to work closely with the Academic Link at Goldsmiths to share practice; enabling critical reflection and continued curriculum enhancement.”

Dr Simon Proctor, Director of Music Services

Nordoff Robbins is the UK’s largest Music Therapy charity. Goldsmiths is the degree-awarding body for Nordoff Robbins’ postgraduate degree programmes:

  • The two-year Master of Music therapy programme delivered by Nordoff Robbins in London, Manchester and Newcastle. Successful completion of this programme gives graduates eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as a music therapist
  • Nordoff Robbins’ PhD programme, designed for experienced practitioners in either music therapy, or community music/ music and health who seek further professional development through research

Through the validation partnership, Goldsmiths ensures that the quality and the academic standards of the programmes delivered by Nordoff Robbins match the expectations for Goldsmiths’ on-campus programmes in order to award a Goldsmiths degree to successful graduates of the validated programmes.

The partnership has connected Nordoff Robbins to Goldsmiths’ Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies, which delivers a range of innovative and interdisciplinary postgraduate degree programmes in art and dance movement therapy that complement Nordoff Robbins’ expertise in music therapy.

For more information on any of our academic partnerships, please contact the International Development and Academic Partnerships (IDAP) Team.