Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires

MA Psychology in the Arts (Music) (Taught)

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Course summary

The application deadline for this course is 30 JUNE 2022. The MA Psychology in the Arts (Music) is an innovative and cross-disciplinary programme exploring the collaborative links between the arts and social sciences with particular emphasis on health and wellbeing within developmental, performance and social psychology. Designed for professionals working across different music contexts including performance, education, community music, and music in everyday settings, this part-time blended-learning programme explores the broad impact of music across a number of domains (cultural, societal, economic) both locally and globally

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.


For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Music


*Developmental psychology of music (30 credits) *Performance Psychology (30 credits) *Social Psychology of music (30 credits) Research Skills (30 credits) Research Dissertation (60 credits) *denotes modules resulting in PG Dip Psychology in the Arts (Music)

How to apply

This course is closed for the 2022 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2023 courses.

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Currently around 20% of our students come from outside the UK. Between them, they represent over 60 different nationalities and add a rich diversity to the Conservatoire.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualification requirements for admission. Each candidate’s ability to fulfil the above brief holistically will be considered with due regard for experience, qualifications, potential and readiness for master's level study, and any other relevant factors.

Assessment locations

In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.

Single specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
OnlineNot available at this location

Additional information

For futher information on what to prepare for the interview, please see our website -

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6799* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6799* Year 1
EU £6799* Year 1
International £6799* Year 1
England £6799* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6799* Year 1
Scotland £6799* Year 1
Wales £6799* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For more information on fees and funding, please see our website -
MA Psychology in the Arts (Music) at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - UCAS