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MA Music (Music Psychology Pathway)

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Vanbrugh College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Music psychology explores the deep and complex relationship between music, the human mind and the brain. Understanding more about how they interact may help reveal why music is so meaningful to us.

In this pathway of our MA Music, you'll learn about the basic mechanisms of the auditory system and delve into the perception and cognition of musical elements, such as melody, timing, harmony and timbre. You'll look at the mechanisms underpinning music performance. Finally, you'll discover higher level structures such as compositional form and expressiveness, alongside the basic principles underlying how we experience and appreciate music as listeners.

The course is run in close collaboration with the York Music Psychology Group.

We encourage you to get involved in the lively community of our department, from participating in department ensembles to attending our weekly research and composition seminars and performance classes.

Careers and skills

This course will give you a thorough grounding in many aspects of Music Psychology and prepare you for a wide range of careers.

With additional qualifications, you could also work in music therapy and clinical settings.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 87 2

    11th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    151 74%

    20th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    31st

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    14th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    155 75%

    19th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    22nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    7th

    11

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