|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£16,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
This comprehensive course is the longest-established masters in music psychology in the UK. Course tutors Nikki Dibben, Stephanie Pitts, Renee Timmers, Victoria Williamson and Vicki Rowe have each published widely in music psychology and education.
Music Psychology uses psychological methods and theory to interpret and understand musical behaviours, sounds and ideas. The interdisciplinarity of the subject, and its use of a wide range of empirical approaches, offers a unique perspective on music.
Our on-site course introduces students to a wide range of areas including auditory perception, music cognition, musical development, music in everyday life, and musical performance.
Students specialise within an area through a written dissertation, and the pursuit of original research, which generally includes an experimental or observational empirical investigation. Students also have the option to take cognitive neuroscience modules within the Department of Psychology.
The taught programme is continuously assessed. The continuous assessment takes 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.