University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Psychology of Music

Explore the published literature, learn about research methods and carry out your own empirical research. This comprehensive course is the longest-established masters in music psychology in the UK.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in music, or a combined degree with a substantial music component. Candidates without formal qualifications possessing suitable work experience or relevant qualifications will also be considered. International students should have an international English language testing system (IELTS) grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: developmental, social, educational, applied and cognitive psychological approaches; options from the department of psychology on relevant topics in general psychology; qualitative and quantitative research methods; presentation skills.

Assessment methods

You�ll be assessed on your coursework (including two empirical projects) and a 16,000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

University and Faculty funding is available each year. The closing date for applications is mid-January. The department has a small number of tuition studentships available. The closing date for these is the end of April.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 0495