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In partnership between the Welsh Academy of Professional Practice, University of Wales (Trinity St David) and Voice Workshop Ltd.

PG Cert/MA Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy): Specialising in Singing for Health and Wellbeing - Online

Course Description

Singing for Health has become a significant area of research and interest in the past two decades in the UK. There are specialised practitioner training courses, initiatives and programmes designed to grow Singing for Health opportunities.

This course provides an academic pathway to facilitate the study and research of Singing for Health. Students will be at the forefront of innovation in this programme, with an opportunity to engage in Masters level practitioner research focussed on Singing for Health and Well-being, culminating in a Voice Pedagogy MA.

The degree title that you will graduate with will be: MA Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy).

This course will equip learners with knowledge of the history and development of the singing for health movement and provide up to date summaries of research to help inform future studies. You will be supported in your individual interests as well as benefit from group learning sessions.

Enrolment on this course will include an annual subscription to the Singing for Health Network (SHN). Students on this course will have opportunities to platform their research via the SHN alongside other high-profile conferences. Previous MA students have presented at EuroVox, BVA and Spheres of Singing. They have published with AOTOS and VASTA and received funding from NHS and the Lottery to establish both research and outreach programmes.

The MA pathway is an online programme open to both UK and International Students. We operate a policy of inclusivity, and we do not charge additional international fees. The course blends live interaction with pre-recorded videos and a wealth of carefully collated resources.

There will be live teaching sessions on zoom, and these are recorded to maximise flexibility, enabling International Study. You will have access to a library of high-quality resources, including handbooks for the modules and information about research methods. You will have access to tutorial support during the course and academic support. There will be access to specialists in the field of Singing for Health, should you require specific guidance. Group sessions will be responsive to need and will aim to stimulate discussion and debate on gaps and priorities in Singing for Health research.

You will register with the University of Wales Trinity St David, where you can also access a range of resources through the student portal.

Emily Foulkes talks briefly about research and the impact of Singing for Health.

You will have access to a range of video content and library material including the following listed below. You will be free to explore areas that suit your practice.

  • Introduction to Singing for Health – history, research, policy, current landscape, Social Prescribing
  • Research overviews of key topics within Singing for Health (for example, Respiratory conditions, Postnatal Depression and Trauma & Mental Health)
  • A library of research papers, covering a range of health conditions and topics within Singing for Health research

 

  • Consolidation of learning
  • Outlining the parameters of the research project
  • Research methods
  • Discussing and developing research projects and ideas

If you are interested in enrolling on our MA, please view our MA professional practice (Voice Pedagogy)

Please email info@voiceworkshop.co.uk for further details and dates.

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