Taught course

Music and Wellbeing

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Music
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in music, psychology, healthcare, arts therapies, sociology, or a related discipline.

We will consider other relevant professional experience if you can demonstrate a good level of musical understanding or practical experience when you apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

You'll develop the critical and analytical techniques needed to evaluate and evidence the relationship between musical engagement and wellbeing, while learning skills directly related to careers in areas including arts therapies, education outreach/music education, community music, music administration, or for continuing to PhD.

You'll expand your understanding of the topic, learn to identify the methodological and ethical challenges of researching in real-world settings, and develop the empirical skills you need to conduct independent research, drawing on this knowledge to complete a dissertation.

Your degree is built around three core subject-area modules exploring Music, Wellbeing and its Evaluation, Applied Professional Practice, and Empirical Research Techniques.

Through these modules you'll expand your understanding of the relationship between musical engagement and wellbeing, learn to identify the methodological and ethical challenges of researching in real-world settings, and develop the empirical skills you need to conduct independent research.

You'll also have the opportunity to pursue a module in an area such as music psychology, musicology, performance, or arts management.

The Applied Professional Practice module will provide you with opportunities to take a proactive and self-reflective role in your work, developing professional relationships with our partner organisations e.g. North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre.

Your major submission will be a dissertation on an aspect of music and wellbeing of your own choosing, and you will also choose an optional module to complete your degree. This might be in an area of music such as music psychology, musicology, or performance, or in a related area such as arts fundraising or arts management.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgtmusic@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 3432583