University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Applied Psychology of Music

This programme will allow you to study existing research and theories in the psychology of music while continuing to follow your own musical interests. You will develop your knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, building your own research skills while learning to critically evaluate studies in the field of music psychology. Using real-world case studies you will explore areas such as music education, therapy, advertising, science and technology, but you will also be able to take optional modules in composition, performance, musicology, aesthetics, editing, computer music or other aspects of music.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 (Honours) in music or a related subject. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional studies; case studies in applied psychology of music; research techniques in the applied psychology of music; dissertation. Optional modules include: Individual project; short dissertation; international research project; composition studies; instrumental or vocal recital; concerto/song-cycle/extended work; applied performance studies; editing and archival studies; issues in critical musicology; aesthetic theory; computer music practice; computer music contexts; audience engagement and impact.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a range of methods, including presentations, bibliographic exercises, essays and group project work. Specialised music modules will also use relevant methods of assessment, such as compositions, recitals, critical editions and commentaries on musical sources.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MMus Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

School of Music
Telephone number: 
0113 343 2583