M.A.-Psychology of Music
Music Psychology uses psychological methods and theory to interpret and understand musical behaviours, sounds and ideas. The interdisciplinarity of the subject, and its use of a wide range of empirical approaches, offers a unique perspective on music.
The on-site course introduces students into a wide range of areas including auditory perception, music cognition, musical development, music in everyday life, and musical performance. Students specialize within an area through a written dissertation, and the pursuit of original research, which generally includes an experimental or observational empirical investigation. The research orientation includes qualitative as well as quantitative research and both methodologies are taught within the course. This research orientation makes the course highly suitable for continued doctoral research.
In addition to the regular MA in Psychology of Music, there is the possibility to specialise in the relationship between Language and Music by following selected modules in linguistics from the MA in Language Acquisition, replacing part of the modules followed at the Department of Music. Similarly, there is the possibility to specialise in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Music by following selected modules from the MSc in Cognitive and computational neuroscience.
International Student Requirements:
IELTS, minimum score 7.0 overall with 6 in each component (or equivalent).
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: No