12 months
23250 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
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Explore fundamental questions about music and its central place in our lives o the longest established music psychology programme in the UK. Our interdisciplinary approach in the Psychology of Music programme from University of Sheffield offers a unique perspective on music and rigorous training in research techniques. 

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You'll cover the key areas and debates in music psychology and become proficient in psychological research techniques on this course. You'll receive a rich grounding in areas such as music cognition, the neuroscience of music, music education, music therapy and wellbeing, music in our everyday lives and psychological approaches to performance.

Key Features  

  • You'll specialise within an area of your choice and pursue original research leading to a dissertation. The Psychology of Music course at University of Sheffield is taught by widely-published and leading experts in the field who will guide and support you in your work.
  • This MA offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop your insight into music and musical experience, which will help to shape your career, whether you go on to be a researcher, teacher or practitioner.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Topics in Musicology
  • Critical Listening and the Musical Work
  • Critical Listening and the Musical Work
  • Collaborative practice, public engagement and impact
  • Performing World Music 
  • Critical Musicology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General 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.
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
  • We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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