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Music (Music Psychology pathway) - PgCert


University of York Department of Music

Full time & Part time September PgCert Full-time: 6 months; Part-time: 12 months

About the course

Music psychology explores the deep and complex relationship between music, the human mind and the brain. Understanding more about how they interact may help reveal why music is so meaningful to us. 

In this pathway of our PGCert Music, you'll learn about the basic mechanisms of the auditory system and delve into the perception and cognition of musical elements, such as melody, timing, harmony and timbre. You'll look at the mechanisms underpinning music performance. Finally, you'll discover higher level structures such as compositional form and expressiveness, alongside the basic principles underlying how we experience and appreciate music as listeners.

The course is run in close collaboration with the York Music Psychology Group. 

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Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent in Music or another relevant discipline. We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 honours degree and relevant professional experience.

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability


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