The psychology of music examines how people think, feel and behave in relation to music. It helps you to understand music from diverse psychological science perspectives, including the human mind, brain and behaviour, emotion, learning and development, and social processes.

Olivia Cosham - Music Psychology graduate

You will discover the science and psychology behind our everyday encounters with music, and our more specific uses of and practices involving music. Additionally, you will learn how music and related psychological processes operate in larger socio-cultural contexts, and experience connections with the world beyond the University. You will develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills through the courses that transfer usefully to other domains and contexts. Pathways for graduates include practical application of knowledge and skills in music practices, educational, therapeutic, community and organisational contexts, and postgraduate study in allied psychology of music fields.

"Studying Music and Psychology at UQ has opened so many doors in my career as a musician, facilitator and music theory game creator. I wouldn't be where I am today without such incredible support, guidance and encouragement from my lecturers."

- Olivia Cosham, Bachelor of Arts 


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