McMaster University

Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour (Music Cognition Specialization) (BA)

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Cognitive Science
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Neuroscience
Psychology, General
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
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,771
International: $27,157

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
Scholarships:8
Careers:PsychologistsMusicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 78
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

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.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

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).

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 24, 2017