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About the course

This course uses psychological methods and theory to interpret and make sense of musical behaviours, sounds and ideas. Our interdisciplinary approach offers a unique perspective on music.

Course description

  • Learn qualitative as well as quantitative research methodologies making the course highly suitable for continued doctoral research
  • Flexible course structure allows specialisation in the relationship between Language and Music or Cognitive Neuroscience of Music
  • Vibrant research community with student-led reading groups and seminars.
  • Internationally leading research centres: Music Mind MachineSheffield Performer & Audience Research Centre and Music and Wellbeing
  • Dedicated research rooms for psychological experiments including eye-tracker, sound proof booth, MIDI

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Entry Requirements

2:1 in music, psychology or a combined degree with a substantial music or psychology component.

Degrees in other related subjects may be acceptable depending on your background.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

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Lorna Carter

As a musician I have always been fascinated by our cognitive processes when learning and performing music. Sheffield hs an excellent repitation for music and psychology so there was only one choice of where I wanted to go.

Christ Aryanto

Studying here was the best decision I have ever made. The lecturers are experts in their field, the facilities are great, and the city has a good ambience to study. I gained a lot of knowledge and sharpened my critical thinking here.


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