Taught course

Applied Psychology of Music

University of Leeds · School of Music

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent professional experience in a relevant subject area. Students must submit a copy (or draft) of an undergraduate dissertation, or an essay in English of at least 2,000 words.

Months of entry


Course content

The interdisciplinary Applied Psychology of Music programme draws on a number of fields, including psychology, musicology, sociology, cultural studies, the physical and biological sciences, and music technology, combining theoretical and empirical approaches. The University of Leeds is a rare example of a British institution offering music psychology at all levels of study, and facilities in Music include a dedicated Centre for Scientific Research in Music, and Psychology Laboratory. The School is one of the leading exponents of applied research in music psychology in the UK. You will complete a dissertation, a piece of empirical or theoretical research, supervised by expert staff members. Case Studies in the Applied Psychology of Music will enable you to engage with the practical application of music psychology in the real world, while Research Techniques in the Applied Psychology of Music introduces quantitative and qualitative research techniques, with an emphasis on practical seminars. All MA students also attend a core research skills module, Professional Studies.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Music Postgraduate Admissions