University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Music Psychology in Education

These courses are aimed at music teachers and working musicians respectively. Studying research in music psychology � and learning how to do your own � can change the way you think about your work. It could also take your career in a new direction.

Entry requirements

For most of our courses you�ll need a 2.1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: musical development; psychology of performance; researching music in everyday life; readings in music psychology; psychological research methods for musicians; 16,000-word dissertation.

Assessment methods

Much of the course is taught online in online discussions and tutorial groups, email and telephone tutorials. You�ll also attend lectures and seminars at annual residentials and optional study days. You�ll be assessed on your essays, research tasks, research proposal and a 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. You can also apply for a small grant to support your postgraduate research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning - 1 years
MA Distance learning - 2 years
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years

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