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MAPsychology of Music

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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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.

Programme structure


Laboratory-based demonstrations
Individual tutorials


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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States