|Faculty:||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Field of Study:||Cognitive Science
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
|Description:||Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour with the Music Cognition Specialization is a multidisciplinary program that brings together science and the arts in a unique and innovative way. Students will study: how the auditory and motor systems interact to produce music, how people encode and recognize music, how music induces emotional reactions, how musical experience and training affect brain development, and how musical training/exposure affects language, cognitive, and social abilities in both children and adults.
Students who have graduated from this program have pursued careers in such areas as psychology, music therapy, and audiology/speech pathology.
|URL:||Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour (Music Cognition Specialization) (BA) at McMaster University|
|Cost per year:*||
Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
|Careers:||Psychologists,Musicians and Singers|
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||75 to 78|
Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U. MHF4U or MCV4U are strongly recommended for students planning to enter programs in Economics or Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior (PNB). SBI4U is recommended for PNB.
Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86
|Additional Admission Requirements:||
Admission to the program requires Advanced Rudiments (or Grade 2 Rudiments) from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) (with a grade of at least 80% within the last two years), or MUSIC 1C03 (with a grade of at least 75%), or a grade of at least 65% on a qualifying music theory exam administered by the School of the Arts (SOTA).