Lindsey Shuttleworth, 28, is currently studying MSc Music Therapy full-time at QMU.

Lindsey is originally from Paisley but now lives in Edinburgh. Before coming to study at QMU, Lindsey studied music at the University of Glasgow and was a support worker for people with autism, as well as a music teacher for pre-school children in nurseries.

There was a four year gap between Lindsey’s undergraduate and postgraduate studies, during which time, she took on a variety of projects within the third sector, some of which involved volunteering.

Why did you choose to study MSc Music Therapy at QMU?

 “I wanted to pursue a career in music therapy and QMU is the only university in Scotland to offer this Masters pre-registration programme.”

 How are you finding the workload?

 ‘The workload has been manageable so far but there is a large amount of independent study, so you need to get organised!”

 How do you think the course is preparing you for your chosen career?

 “Unlike my undergraduate studies, I feel that the MSc Music Therapy at QMU prepares students for practical work, including work placements.”

 What are your top tips for future students?

  • Be organised
  • Make connections in your chosen industry long before graduation
  • Appreciate the time you have to absorb yourself in a subject that interests you - this becomes harder once you are working!

Are you working whilst studying at QMU?

 “I’m working as a part-time support worker with Trust Recruitment during the course. While I’m studying, I usually only work one or two days a week, working longer hours during university holidays in order to save money.”

 

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"I wanted to pursue a career in music therapy and QMU is the only university in Scotland to offer this Masters pre-registration programme."
Lindsey Shuttleworth, MSc Music Therapy

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