Applied Psychology of Music, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
    6500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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If you have a background in music or psychology, the Applied Psychology of Music programme from the University of Leeds will allow you to study existing research and theories in the psychology of music while continuing to follow your own musical interests.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

You’ll develop your knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, building your own research skills while learning to critically evaluate studies in the field of music psychology. Using real-world case studies you’ll explore areas such as music education, therapy, advertising, science and technology – but you’ll also be able to take optional modules in composition, performance, musicology, aesthetics, editing, computer music or other aspects of music.

The Applied Psychology of Music programme is offered by the University of Leeds.

Taught by experts in world-class facilities, you’ll gain an insight into the importance and role of research in music psychology to prepare you for further research or a wider range of careers.

We have a variety of exciting facilities to support your learning, including rehearsal, performance and practice spaces, a lab for studying the psychology of music and studios for sound recording, software development and computer music composition.

We also have good working relationships with a range of prestigious arts organisations: we host BBC Radio 3 concerts and the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, as well as enjoying a close partnership with Opera North and many others in a city with a thriving music and cultural scene.

Programme Structure

Course content

Core modules that run throughout the year will develop your knowledge of music psychology, as well as your understanding of research methods. You’ll focus on case studies in different areas of the subject, gaining a sense of the key issues, debates and theories and becoming confident evaluating and using quantitative and qualitative techniques to collect data.

At the same time, you’ll select from optional modules that allow you to pursue your interests in different areas of music such as aesthetics, musicology, audience engagement, composition, performance, editing and archival studies, computer music or musicology. For some of these modules, we may need to see evidence of your ability before you begin – see ‘How to apply’ for more information.

By the end of the programme, you’ll be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained when you submit your dissertation – an independent piece of research, with an empirical component, on a topic of your choice within music psychology.

If you choose to study part-time, you’ll study over a longer period and take fewer modules in each year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in music or a related subject.

We will consider other relevant experience if you can demonstrate a good level of musical understanding or practical experience when you apply.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15000 International
  • GBP 6500 EU/EEA

Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

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