Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Music School




One Semester

Delivery mode


Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour


Course offering may be cancelled if fewer than 10 students enrol.

Assessment methods

Attendance and participation (10%), Online quizzes (30%), Essay (20%), Laboratory report (40%)

Course coordinator

Dr Mary Broughton

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

Music psychology involves the scientific study of how people think, feel and behave in relation to music. How and why people engage with music will be explored from different fundamental psychological perspectives including perception, emotion, thought, development, learning, and social processes. Prominent themes examined through the course include music performance, music learning, and music in everyday life. You will be active in developing and co-creating knowledge through participatory experiences in music psychology research and research process.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile