University of Sheffield
Psychology of Music
This course is the longest established masters in music psychology in the UK, and a collaboration with the Department of Psychology. Our tutors - Nikki Dibben, Stephanie Pitts, Vicki Rowe, Renee Timmers and Victoria Williamson - have been 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 musical performance. You may specialise within an area through a written dissertation, and the pursuit of original research, generally including experimental or observational empirical investigation. Students may also take cognitive neuroscience modules within the Department of Psychology.
MA: 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.
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 is by coursework (including 2 empirical projects) and a 16,000-word dissertation.
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||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||7,000 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 Months|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||7,000 per Year 1 (England)||12 Months|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||18,900 per Year 1 (International)||12 Months|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 Months|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 Months|
|MA||Part-time||September 2018||-||24 Months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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