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Music Psychology in Education, Performance and Wellbeing (Distance Learning) MA

Music Psychology in Education, Performance and Wellbeing (Distance Learning) MA

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Performance / Playing Music Teaching / Training Flexible Learning Design Educational Psychology Education Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

Drawing students from all over the world, this course focuses on the application of psychological research to musical experiences and professions, and attracts graduate musicians who work in the fields of music education, performance and therapy, or teaching. We provide you with training in the research methods used by psychologists, together with the conceptual framework within which these methods can help to inform and explore musical expertise and understanding.

The first year is dedicated to three broad areas of research: Musical Development, Psychology of Performance, and Researching Music in Everyday Life and Wellbeing. The second year offers training in Psychological Research Methods, which is followed by dissertation research on an individually chosen research project in which you use music psychological theory and methods to investigate a self-defined research question.

You will also benefit from newly-written online materials, and from the department’s extensive collection of electronic books and journals in music education. You will be assigned a personal tutor and dissertation supervisor who will support your learning throughout the course.

Modules

MUS6090: The Psychology of Performance provides an understanding of the psychological processes involved in playing music, exploring the existing research literature and methodology. Students explore how this understanding can be applied to the experience of listening to and performing music.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

2:1 undergraduate degree. If your undergraduate degree is not in music, you’ll need to provide evidence of substantial engagement with music. We also recognise the value of experience, and may accept applications from people who have not been awarded a 2:1 and have been in professional practice, or who bring other qualifications or relevant academic experience to their studies.