Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme focuses on both the biological and cognitive aspects of musical behaviour; the course is highly interdisciplinary and draws on expertise from leading figures in the field, in areas ranging from music cognition, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, music education and music therapy.

Course Modules

Music perception (30 credits); cognitive neuroscience of music (30 credits); foundations of neuroscience (15 credits); research skills (15 credits); statistics and experimental design (30 credits); research project (60 credits).

Course Additional Entry

A degree (upper 2nd Class or above) in psychology or a related subject (cognitive science, neuroscience) with a research component. If you have a background in music or a related subject you will be required to demonstrate background knowledge and or experience of psychological and, or neuroscientific approaches. In exceptional circumstances, other degrees and professional qualifications may be considered.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £15,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,860  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)