Taught course

Psychology for Musicians

Institution
University of Sheffield · University of Sheffield
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

2:1 undergraduate degree in music or psychology or a combined degree with a substantial music or psychology component. If your undergraduate degree is not in music, you'll need to provide evidence of substantial engagement with music.

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. It attracts graduate musicians who work in the fields of music 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.

You will also benefit from newly-written online materials, and from the department's extensive resources of books and journals in music education.

Teaching
You’ll learn through seminars, laboratory-based demonstrations and individual tutorials. The taught programme is continuously assessed through a variety of forms such as reports and essays.

Assessment
They are usually individual assessments, even if they concern the processes and outcomes of group work.

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 grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
24 PT months

PGDip

distance learning
24 PT months

PGCert

distance learning
12 PT months

Course contact details

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