Professional/Short course Collaborative Music for Young People's Relational Health

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Via online lectures and practical workshops
Course Director
Dr Catherine Warner

30 credit Masters level module

Page last updated 12 October 2023


This 30 credit level 7 Collaborative Music for Young People's Relational Health online module will be focused on developing the use of music and other arts in your practice to support the relational health of children and young people affected by adverse life events and trauma.

You will be required to design and carry out a two-stage inquiry in their workplace following workshops and attend lectures on the ethical frameworks and skills and resources needed to work with music and the arts to support relational health. You do not need a background in music and the arts to undertake this module. All teaching will be relevant to trauma-informed models and are suitable for experienced educators and professionals working with children and young people.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree or equivalent. You must be in relevant professional employment.



The module syllabus typically covers:

  • Skills and resources to be introduced into the workplace (including those developed through the Learning In A New Key LINK project)
  • Ethical frameworks including UNCRC principles and recent policy drives
  • Overview of the European Policy context for the relational health of children and young people in education
  • Knowledge base exploring the relationship between creativity and recovery from trauma
  • Relevant evaluation tools for use in action-based inquiries using the arts
  • Design of a workplace inquiry using music and the arts
  • Reflective learning styles.

Learning and Teaching

The module will be delivered employing a variety of techniques requiring you to use and further develop your skills of independent learning. Online lectures will deliver much of the theoretical module content which can be further discussed and developed in seminars, and the musical skills will be delivered in practical workshops. Various opportunities will be provided for self-assessment and formative feedback throughout the course of the module.

There will be a practical element to the module, involving first the training in musical and arts based activities which can be used to support the relational health of young people through workshops, and then the supported practical application of this within the workplace. You will also receive appraisals in the workplace from a course tutor or placement educator.


The assessment for this module comprises of a presentation to peers and a practice portfolio.


Study facilities

You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day.

The College of Health, Science and Society has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Prices and dates

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Please note priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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