MA Applied Psychology of Music
(Award available for year: Master of Arts)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:• demonstrate understanding of a range of theoretical and empirical approaches within the field of the Psychology of Music;• identify significant pieces of research in the Applied Psychology of Music and evaluate their contribution to the domain;• evaluate the extent to which research in the Applied Psychology of Music can aid understanding of the human mind and behaviour within a range of contexts (e.g. social, scientific, therapeutic);• recognise the limitations of the research in this area and identify areas requiring growth and progression;• research topics within the Applied Psychology of Music by locating and evaluating relevant literature;• understand the contribution of empirical approaches for understanding the human mind, behaviour and the potential applications of research in this discipline;• use quantitative and qualitative research techniques effectively;• evaluate the uses of different research techniques in music psychological research;• design and implement independent projects utilising quantitative and qualitative research techniques;• analyse research data effectively in order to draw meaningful conclusions;• develop, support, and communicate extended and sophisticated arguments within evaluative work;• write up empirical research in an appropriate, domain-specific style.• integrate their knowledge of music psychology within a broader context of musical scholarship
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:• the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;• evaluating their own achievement and that of others;• self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;• independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;• critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:• evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;• demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;• drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;• evaluating and criticising received opinion;• make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.