University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Psychology of Music

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. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MA: 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. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Assessment methods

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

Sponsorship information

University and faculty funding is available each year. The department has a number of scholarships available for our strongest candidates.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

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

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