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2021/22 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 Alinka Greasley Contact address:a.e.greasley@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

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.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional or discovery modules adding up to 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MUSS1020Understanding Music
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2020
20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS1120Music in History and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS1125Music Research Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS1920Introduction to the Psychology of Music
Pre-requisite for: MUSS1920
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS1320Performance
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2320
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS1324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS1620Sound, Technology, and Music
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2620
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates may study up to 20 credits from the following optional modules:

MUSS1816Introduction to the Music Business10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Candidates maystudy 0-20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional or discovery modules adding up to 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MUSS2920The Psychology of Listening and Performance
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3940
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20-80 credits from the following options.

MUSS2123Music in the Judeo-Christian Tradition20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS2124British Music and National Identity20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS2125Music, Culture, Politics: the Long Sixties20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS2126The Tools of Music Making20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS2127Music and Culture in Late Seventeenth-Century London20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS2128Duke Ellington and the Twentieth-Century Jazz Environment20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS2721Music in Context A20 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS2722Music in Context B20 creditsNot running in 202122

Candidates will be required to study 0-80 credits from the following optional modules

CSER2207Students Into Schools (Arts Humanities and Culture)20 creditsNot running in 202122
FOAH2020Towards the Future: Skills in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS2020Interpreting Music
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3020; MUSS3040; MUSS3420; MUSS3440
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS2220Composition
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3240
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS2320Performance
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3340
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS2324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS2420Notation and Editing
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3420; MUSS3440
20 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS2520Aesthetics and Criticism
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3520; MUSS3540
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS2620Music Technology Skills and Techniques
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3640
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS2820Music in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS2822Music in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS2823Music in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS2824Film-Score Creation and Production20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS2825Opera North: Opera in Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS2826Studies in Conducting20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS2827Marketing for Musicians20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS2828Synthesizer Ensemble20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional or discovery modules adding up to 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MUSS3940Music Psychology40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS3945Researching Music Psychology40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

MUSS3020Analysing Music20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS3040Analysing Music40 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS3120The Supernatural in Opera20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS3121Special Study in Musicology A20 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS3122Special Study in Musicology B20 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS3128Music and Postcolonial Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS3129Music as Performance: People, Bodies and Instruments20 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS3140Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS3240Composition40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS3324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS3325Applied Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS3340Performance40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS3420Editing and Source Studies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS3440Editing and Source Studies40 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS3520Contemporary Aesthetics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS3540Contemporary Aesthetics40 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS3640Music Technology40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS3820Music in the Real World20 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS3825Opera North: Opera in Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year4 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits comprised from a mix of compulsory and optional or discovery modules adding up to 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates are required to study the following modules:

MUSS5160MIntegrated Masters Dissertation60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS5931MCase Studies in the Applied Psychology of Music30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

MUSS5130MIssues in Musicology30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS5132MShort Dissertation30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS5133MShort Dissertation30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Mar to 30 Sep
MUSS5135MApplied Research Methodologies30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS5139MInternational Research Project30 creditsNot running in 202122
MUSS5231MComposition Studies30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS5330MInstrumental or Vocal Recital30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS5337MApplied Performance Studies30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MUSS5535MAesthetic Theory30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS5632MElectronic & Computer Music Practice30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS5633MElectronic & Computer Music Contexts30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS5731MMusic, Wellbeing and its Evaluation30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PECI5211MAudience Engagement and Impact30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 30 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 27/07/2021 11:42:09

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