Research interests: Congenital Amusia, Learning and Expertise, Neuroimaging
You can apply directly to Goldsmiths via the website by clicking the ‘apply now’ button on the main programme page.
The MSc in Music, Mind and Brain is a truly interdisciplinary programme that attracts students from diverse backgrounds who want to complement their knowledge on music research, neuroscience or cognitive psychology. As a general rule, you should have a good background in at least one of these areas and preferably have already carried out a piece of empirical research.
Before submitting your application you’ll need to have:
- Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments.
- The email address details of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference.
- A personal statement. This can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online.
- If available, an electronic copy of your educational transcript (this is particularly important if you have studied outside of the UK, but isn’t mandatory).
You'll be able to save your progress at any point and return to your application by logging in using your username/email and password.
When to apply
The deadline for receiving applications is February 1st. All applications received by this date will be considered. If the maximum number of places is not reached following this, a second deadline of July 1st will be used. We cannot guarantee that there will be places remaining beyond the February 1st deadline so application by the first deadline is advised.
Late applications will only be considered if there are spaces available.
Candidates will be interviewed in person or by telephone to establish suitability for the MSc. Because the programme is highly interdisciplinary, we appreciate that some candidates may not have a strong background in all the key areas (psychology, neuroscience, research methods). However, we expect all applicants to be familiar with some of the music psychology literature and concepts in empirical research.
You should either have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Psychology OR a background in music plus demonstrable knowledge and/or experience of empirical research.
You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
Due to the popularity of this course, a deposit of £450 needs to paid to secure any offer made after applying for the programme. The deposit will be credited against tuition fees at enrolment.
If your first language isn't English, you need to demonstrate the required level of English language competence to enroll and study on our programmes.
Please check our English language requirements for more information.
Find out more about applying
- Entrance requirements
- English language requirements
- Returning your work
- Tailor-made programmes
- Fees and funding
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