MA Music Psychology in Education
Department of Music, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Choose from all aspects of the study of music, including composition, performance, history, ethnomusicology, education and psychology.
About the course
2 years part-time distance learning
You won't find a distance learning masters programme in music psychology anywhere else. Whether you're a music educator or a working musician, you'll develop an understanding of research in the psychology of music.
For this course you'll need at least a 2:1 in music, or a combined degree with a substantial music component.
Other qualifications may be acceptable depending on your background, for instance a degree in anthropology, drama, education, psychology or another subject, equivalent life experience, or a performance diploma from a conservatoire or academy.
English language requirements for overseas students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Much of the course is taught online in online discussions and tutorial groups, email and telephone tutorials. You'll also attend lectures and seminars at annual residentials and optional study days.
Fees and funding
University and faculty funding is available each year. The closing date for applications is mid-January. The department has a small number of tuition studentships available. The closing date for these is the end of April.
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Why your masters matters
We offer a variety of specialist courses, taught by expert staff. We're among the UK's top five music departments, and our teaching and research have both been rated as excellent.
We're influential in music psychology and education, acoustic and electronic composition, performance studies and the ethnomusicology of East Asia. Our Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary Research in Music (CAIRM) supports research collaborations.
Many of our students go on to lead careers in the education sector, whilst others enjoy careers as performers in various popular genres, both here in the UK and abroad, or work in sound recording studios. Recent graduates have gone on to work for employers such as universities, colleges, concert agencies, sound recording studios and music promoters.
Work alongside professional musicians and researchers to develop your skills and knowledge.
We have scores, books, periodicals and recordings, plus online resources that you can access.
Resident professional musicians bring performance expertise to the department, most recently Ensemble 360 and tabla performer John Ball. For extra support, you can apply for a small grant to support your postgraduate research project.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.