The Department of Music offers three taught MAs in the Psychology of Music, two of which are available by distance learning.
These courses include a focus on the psychology of performance and aspects of audience-performer relationships, alongside training in qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and the opportunity to carry out an original research project of your own.
- MA in Psychology of Music
- MA in Music Psychology in Education (distance learning)
- MA in Psychology for Musicians (distance learning)
Our MA in Music Management will also be of interest to people working or researching in the music industry, across all genres and contexts. This course is taught in partnership with the Sheffield University Management School, and offers opportunities to learn the practical skills needed for running a successful music business, as well as the academic and theoretical perspectives needed to understand the rapidly changing cultural industries. You can find more information here:
We also welcome enquiries from prospective students who wish to undertake PhD research in areas relating to performer and audience experience, from a variety of perspectives including social psychology of music, music education, and performance studies. You can find more information here: