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

University of Sheffield Department of Music

Part time August MA, PgCert 2 years PT (MA) / 1 year PT (PGCert)

About the course

On this 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

  • Includes summer residential and optional one day study events
  • Work with widely published recognised experts in the field of Psychology of Music
  • Develop skills in writing, literature exploration and evaluation
  • Training in Psychology of Music research methods
  • Access to online virtual learning environment for study materials, and tutors via phone and email
  • Fit your studies flexibly around full-time work

Music Psychology in Education, Performance and Wellbeing allows you to develop an in-depth as well as broad understanding of psychology of music and its application to diverse everyday musical contexts. The first year is

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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 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.

Course Content

Where is University of Sheffield


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Student Profile(s)

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.


Julian Payne Scholarship

Mary Lill Scholarship

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