University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Music Psychology in Education

Drawing students from all over the world, this course focuses on the application of psychological research to musical experiences and professions, and 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. The first year of this course follows the same programme as Psychology for Musicians, but you can select essay titles that emphasise the educational aspects of each module. In your second year you can specialise in educational research. You'll also complete a Readings in Music Education module, followed by dissertation research on an aspect of musical learning that is informed by music psychology theory and methods. You will benefit from newly-written online materials, and from the department´s extensive resources of books and journals in music education. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MA: 2:1 undergraduate degree. 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.

Assessment methods

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Assessment methods include: reports and essays, field-notes and recordings, and a final dissertation or folio. MA: Assessment methods include: reports and essays, field-notes and recording, and a final dissertation or folio.

Qualifications

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

Campus details

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

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