Taught course

Psychology of Music

Institution
University of Sheffield · University of Sheffield
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2:1 in music, psychology or a combined degree with a substantial music or psychology component.

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is the longest established masters in music psychology in the UK. It is broad and inclusive in its coverage of research areas and provides rigorous training in qualitative and quantitative research techniques. Our tutors have published widely in music psychology and education.

This course allows you to use psychological methods and theory to interpret and understand musical behaviours, sounds and ideas. You will be introduced to a range of areas including music cognition and neuroscience, musical development, music in everyday life and psychology of performance.

You will specialise within an area and pursue original research to be demonstrated by a written dissertation, generally including experimental or observational empirical investigation. Students may also take cognitive neuroscience modules within the Department of Psychology.

Teaching
You’ll learn through seminars, lab-sessions, graduate study days, and tutorials.

Assessment
The taught programme is continuously assessed through a variety of forms such as reports and essays. 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

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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