Taught course

Music, Mind and Brain

Goldsmiths, University of London · Psychology

Entry requirements

Either: a good degree (upper second class or above) in psychology or a related subject; or a background in music plus demonstrable knowledge and/or experience of empirical research. In exceptional circumstances, other degrees and professional qualifications may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique programme focuses on both the biological and cognitive aspects of musical behaviour. The MSc is highly interdisciplinary and draws on expertise from leading figures in the field, in areas ranging from music cognition, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, music education and music therapy.

As a student on the MSc, you will learn about topics in music perception/cognition and the cognitive neuroscience of music, and will acquire all the necessary skills to pursue your own high-quality research.

The programme benefits from good links with institutions such as the Institute of Education, the Royal College of Music, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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