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MA Music Psychology in Education, Performance and Wellbeing (Distant Learning)


Online University of Sheffield    Department of Music

Part time September MA 2 years part time

About the course

On this distance learning course, you'll apply psychological research to musical experiences and professions. We'll give you training in the research methods used by psychologists.

Course description

This course will run in 2023. Applications open in September 2022.

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 education, performance and therapy, 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.

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Entry Requirements

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 not been awarded a 2:1 and have been in professional practice, or who bring other qualifications or relevant academic experience to their studies.

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


Fees

Home (2022 annual fee) : £4,650 each year
Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £4,650 each year

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Joel Katz

At this point I feel as though I could learn just about anything, given sufficient time and motivation. I can't emphasize enough how much I owe you and my other profs in the Sheffield program... This year I will be going on to a PhD in Musicology, co-sponsored by the Psychology department at a major university in Toronto. The Master's degree has gotten me more work already; I have been hired to teach undergraduate music history.

Scholarships

The Julian Payne Scholarship is a tuition fee scholarship of £3000 available for Masters students commencing their studies in in 2022/23 in the Department of Music. The Julian Payne scholarship is based on your academic achievement.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3000

Eligibility

Full-time, part-time, distance-learning, UK, EU and international Master of Arts (MA) students within the Department of Music.

Please note that the Julian Payne award cannot be combined with another award received from the University of Sheffield. Applicants who have been successful for multiple awards will be asked to choose which award they’ll accept.

Application Procedure

Please note that you can only apply for this scholarship if you have submitted an application for your chosen Masters programme (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/music/postgraduate


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Up to two postgraduate scholarships will also be awarded, including at least one to an eligible UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidate. In order to be eligible, a student must meet the criteria, and must be accepted on to one of the Department of Music’s postgraduate taught programmes: MA in Composition; MA in Musicology; MA in Music Management; MA in Music Performance Studies; MA in Psychology of Music; MA in Traditional and World Music (Distance Learning); and MA in Music Psychology in Education, Performance and Wellbeing (Distance Learning). Each successful applicant will receive £10,000; they can then choose to put the scholarship amount towards fees or living expenses.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£10,000

Eligibility

The Department of Music at the University of Sheffield is delighted to announce the establishment of the Mary Lill Scholarships for students entering in academic year 2021-22. These scholarships are funded through the generous bequest of Mary Lill, an alumna of the university (1953-1957) who retained a life-long love of music. They are intended to support aspiring music students who meet widening participation criteria, including those who come from low-participation backgrounds. Through these scholarships, the Department aims to further enhance the diversity of our own student body, but also the next generation of performers, educators, scholars, and music industry professionals.

Application Procedure

These scholarships will be administered through the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships system.


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