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 have the option to choose a few modules outside of Psychology of Music to complement their area of study, including modules from the Department of Psychology.

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.

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