University of Sheffield
Psychology for Musicians
Drawing students from all over the world, this course focus on the application of psychological research to musical experiences and professions and attract graduate musicians who work in the fields of music therapy, performance, or teaching. We provide you with training in the research methods used by psychologists, together with the conceptual framework within which these methods can help to inform and explore musical expertise and understanding. You will also benefit from newly-written online materials, and from the department´s extensive resources of books and journals in music education.
MA: A 2.1 Honours degree in music; a combined degree with a substantial music component or a performance diploma from a conservatoire or academy. Candidates with degrees from other disciplines such as anthropology; drama; education or psychology are welcomed. Applications from candidates without formal qualifications but relevant work experience will be considered. International students should have an overall international English language testing system (IELTS) grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Modules includes: musical development; psychology of performance; researching music in everyday life; readings in music psychology; psychological research methods for musicians; 16000-word dissertation.
Assessment is by essays, research tasks, research proposal and a dissertation.
The University offers a range of scholarships and funding for the brightest students and the Department of Music offers a number of studentships for the strongest candidates. Small grants are also available to support postgraduate research project. For more information about funding opportunities including application deadlines visit: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/music/prospective-pg/funding Find information about scholarships and funding for international students at: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/enquiry/money/scholarships
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Distance learning||September 2018||-||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Sheffield||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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