Taught course

Music Psychology in Education, Performance and Wellbeing

Institution
University of Sheffield · University of Sheffield
Qualifications
MAPGCert

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component.

Degrees in other related subjects may be acceptable depending on your background.

We also recognise the value of experience, and may accept applications from people who have been in practice, or who bring other experience to their studies. Please contact us to discuss your application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Drawing students from all over the world, this course focuses on the application of psychological research to musical experiences and professions, and attracts graduate musicians who work in the fields of music education, performance and therapy, performance, or teaching. We provide you with training in the research methods used by psychologists, together with the conceptual framework within which these methods can help to inform and explore musical expertise and understanding.

The first year is dedicated to three broad areas of research: Musical Development, Psychology of Performance, and Researching Music in Everyday Life and Wellbeing. The second year offers training in Psychological Research Methods, which is followed by dissertation research on an individually chosen research project in which you use music psychological theory and methods to investigate a self-defined research question.

You will also benefit from newly-written online materials, and from the department’s extensive collection of electronic books and journals in music education. You will be assigned a personal tutor and dissertation supervisor who will support your learning throughout the course.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

University and faculty funding is available each year. The department has a number of scholarships available for our strongest candidates.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
music-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0495