Music is an art subject with different variants available including vocal music, instrumental music, music therapy and many more. Ph.D. is a doctoral degree course which is associated with research-based studies in the selected subject. Ph.D. in Music Therapy is a combination of Music and its applications in therapy. Candidates learn to rehabilitate and treat patients having physical, mental and even emotional disabilities or illness. They also learn to improve the well being of people and help them to get indulged in various creative activities like singing, playing instruments, songwriting, etc.
The course basically focuses on the training of candidates for applying critical problem-solving techniques and treatments.
Candidates need to complete their Post Graduation Degree in Music or related subjects from a reputed, registered and recognized institute. The minimum qualifying marks should be 55% as aggregate or higher. Some institutes may have an age restriction for this course hence candidates are advised to check the same from the selected institute before submitting their application form.
Admissions can be done directly, through entrance tests or through interview sessions. Most of the reputed institutes shortlist the deserving candidates on the basis of their performance in entrance tests and interviews.
Candidates need to submit their duly filled application form before the last date of submission. Their application forms must be enclosed with all the other required documents and application fee.
The duration of this course varies depending upon different factors like institute selected for the course, the topic of Ph.D., previous qualification of the candidate, etc. It ranges between 3-5 years in most of the cases but it is not very strict and under some circumstances, candidates may get extensions after approval from their supervisor.
Further Study options
After completion of Ph.D., the available course as an option for higher studies is Post Doctorate degree which is again a research-based degree where candidates can continue their ongoing research in same or another institute subject to approval and availability.
The course is designed in such a way that candidates get an excellent environment and opportunity to learn through research. This course includes both theory sessions and practical sessions. It also includes different forms of music like classical, folk, instrumental and many more. Candidates first study the details, then conduct research and finally draw conclusions from their work which is to be mentioned in the thesis.
They can work in rehabilitation centers, old age homes, NGOs and other non-profit organizations.
Ph.D Music Therapy Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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