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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MArts, BA Music and Music Psychology (Integrated Masters)

Programme code:MABA-MU/PSYUCAS code:W355
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Karen Burland Contact address:music@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 485

Entry requirements:

Our typical offer is AAB usually including Music and/or Psychology. Though most applicants study A Level Music, we will consider other qualifications in lieu of Music if the student is studying psychology, especially if Music is not taught at an applicant’s school/college, including theory (minimum Grade 5 ABRSM) and practical (minimum Grade 8) music qualifications.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Music

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Music

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Music

Programme specification:

The MArts, BA Music and Music Psychology programme is the first of its kind in the UK. It builds upon a strong foundation of music psychology teaching and research within the School of Music and is aimed at students who are interested in music education, performance, community music, music therapy, music technology, computer science and/or applied fields such as marketing, consumer behaviour and film music composition. Students enrolling on this programme will develop their skills and knowledge in music and music psychology simultaneously; music degrees at Leeds encompass western art music, popular and world music and these are studied from the perspectives of history, theory, criticism, composition, performance and music technology. The diverse nature of this programme offers considerable freedom of choice in subject areas, allowing students to experience both breadth and focus during the four-year degree.

On the core music psychology modules, students will learn about existing research in psychology of music alongside developing domain-specific research methods. The teaching staff on this programme cover all approaches to music psychology research within their research activity which means that students will be able to pursue areas of study that are of interest and relevance to them and their future careers. The programme will also provide the training and preparation necessary for students with ambitions to study the Psychology of Music to MPhil/PhD level.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MUSS1020Understanding Music
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2020
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1030Music in History and Culture
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2520
30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1110Music Research Skills10 creditsSemester 1
MUSS1920Introduction to the Psychology of Music
Pre-requisite for: MUSS1920
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ODLM1008Studying in a Digital Age (Music)5 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following optional modules:

MUSS1220Composition
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2220
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1320Performance
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2320
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1620Sound, Technology, and Music
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2620
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates maystudy 0-20 credits of discovery modules.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MUSS2020Interpreting Music
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3040
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2920The Psychology of Listening and Performance
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3940
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following options.

MUSS2721Music in Context A20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS2722Music in Context B20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study 20-60 credits from the following optional modules

MUSS2220Composition
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3240
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2320Performance
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3340
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2420Notation and Editing
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3440
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2520Aesthetics and Criticism
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3540
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2620Music Technology Skills and Techniques
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3640
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2820Music in Practice20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS2822Music in Practice20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS2823Music in Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2925Music Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MUSS3940Music Psychology40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3945Researching Music Psychology40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following modules:

MUSS3040Analysing Music40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3121Special Study in Musicology A20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3122Special Study in Musicology B20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS3240Composition40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3325Applied Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3340Performance40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3440Editing and Source Studies40 creditsNot running in 201718
MUSS3540Contemporary Aesthetics40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3640Music Technology40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year 4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates are required to study the following modules:

MUSS5160MIntegrated Masters Dissertation60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5931MCase Studies in the Applied Psychology of Music30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0-30 credits from the following options:

MUSS5132MShort Dissertation30 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
MUSS5133MShort Dissertation30 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
MUSS5139MInternational Research Project30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5231MComposition Studies30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5330MInstrumental or Vocal Recital30 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
MUSS5335MConcerto/Song-Cycle/Extended Work30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5337MApplied Performance Studies30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS5430MEditing and Archival Studies30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5530MIssues in Critical Musicology30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5535MAesthetic Theory30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5632MElectronic & Computer Music Practice30 creditsSemester 1
MUSS5633MElectronic & Computer Music Contexts30 creditsSemester 1
PECI5211MAudience Engagement and Impact30 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 30 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 24/07/2017

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