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Music Psychology in Education MA/PGCert

Music Psychology in Education MA/PGCert

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Therapy Psychology Specialisations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

Drawing students from all over the world, this distance learning course focuses on the application of psychological research to musical experiences and professions, and attracts graduate musicians who work in the fields of music therapy, performance, 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.

You will benefit from newly-written online materials, and from the department´s extensive resources of books and journals in music education.

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • World music performance workshops
  • Email tutorials with supporting course texts and guidance notes

Distance learning means that most of the teaching is done through online course materials and readings supported by email, phone or Skype tutorials. You will need to attend the University for one residential each year.

Assessment

Assessments take a variety of forms such as:

  • Reports and essays
  • Fieldnotes and recordings
  • Final dissertation or folio

In this course, students can also exit with PGCert (1 year part-time by distance learning) award.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,050

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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 been in practice, or who bring other experience to their studies. Please contact us to discuss your application.