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Masters courses

The Department of Music offers two taught MAs in the Psychology of Music:

  • MA in Psychology of Music

  • MA in Music Psychology in Education, Performance and Wellbeing (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.

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.

Find out more about the Masters courses offered by the Music Department at the University of Sheffield.


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 arts management. Find out more about a PhD in Music.