This course is the longest established masters in music psychology in the UK. It is broad and inclusive in its coverage of research areas and provides rigorous training in qualitative and quantitative research techniques. Our tutors have published widely in music psychology and education.
This course allows you to use psychological methods and theory to interpret and understand musical behaviours, sounds and ideas. You will be introduced to a range of areas including music cognition and neuroscience, musical development, music in everyday life and psychology of performance.
You will specialise within an area and pursue original research to be demonstrated by a written dissertation, generally including experimental or observational empirical investigation. Students may also take cognitive neuroscience modules within the Department of Psychology.