Music and Music Psychology at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Our unique MArts, BA Music and Music Psychology is the only course of its type in the country. As an Integrated Masters course, you’ll study for four years and graduate with both a masters (MArts) and bachelors (BA) qualification in music and music psychology. The core of the course balances modules focused on music psychology with those drawing on on musics from a range of genres, styles, cultural and social contexts, and geographic locations to explore key concepts, theories and approaches. You’ll develop your skills as a creative, critical and reflective thinker, gaining the tools and experience needed to be an independent worker, musician and music psychologist, ready for life after university. The first two years maintain a dual core of music and music psychology, with the proportion of credits taken in music psychology increasing in the final two years. You can personalise your course in all years by choosing optional modules from a broad range of areas – including aesthetics, analysis, contemporary composition, film music, the music business, musicology, music technology, performance (solo and collaborative) and popular music – enabling you to shape your degree to fit your interests and ambitions. You’ll study with academics who are experts in their fields, receive support from a dedicated technical team, and take lessons with a visiting professional specialist if you study solo performance. Across your course you’ll engage with the latest research, explore a range of theoretical, creative and applied aspects of music and music psychology, and develop a set of valuable subject-specific and transferrable skills. You’ll have opportunities to work independently and collaboratively, developing your skills and knowledge in contexts that extend beyond the University environment. All these elements combine to provide you with an exciting and dynamic educational experience that is unique to Leeds. We are one of the largest schools of music in the country, which means you’ll benefit from the impressive range of specialisms within our curriculum, reflecting our ethos that music is music, regardless of genre or style. We attract a diverse body of students from across the UK and internationally, which gives the School a vibrant community and culture. Decolonisation, equality and inclusivity are embedded within our curriculum, so all our students can feel a sense of belonging in the School and can thrive on their course, no matter what their background and musical experience.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio with Pan Hellenic exams: 18.5 overall normally including Music (equivalent music qualifications will be considered); including 17 in the English from the Pan Hellenic exams Cypriot: pass in the Apolytirion with a minimum of 19 overall, including 19 in Music (other music qualifications will be considered) and 17 in English, plus at least one A level at grade B or above (or equivalent) For further information about entry requirements, please see

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Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no less than 6.0 in any component.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme can apply for to study our pre-sessional English course with a progression route to the degree programme.

Fees and funding

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Music and Music Psychology at University of Leeds - UCAS