University of Sheffield
Psychology for Musicians
Drawing students from all over the world, this course focuses on the application of psychological research to musical experiences and professions. It attracts 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. You'll learn through seminars, laboratory-based demonstrations and individual tutorials. The taught programme is continuously assessed through a variety of forms such as reports and essays. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.
MA: 2:1 undergraduate degree in music or psychology or a combined degree with a substantial music or psychology component. If your undergraduate degree is not in music, you'll need to provide evidence of substantial engagement with music. We also recognise the value of experience, and may accept applications from people who have been in practice, or who bring other experience to their studies. Please contact us to discuss your application. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
They are usually individual assessments, even if they concern the processes and outcomes of group work.
University and faculty funding is available each year. The department has a number of scholarships available for our strongest candidates.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Distance learning (part-time)||September 2019||-||2 Years|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||Distance learning (part-time)||September 2019||-||1 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Sheffield||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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