Music Cognition

Collaborative Specialization

Program Websites

Program Contact

Jonathan De Souza (

Don Wright Faculty of Music

Western University
Talbot College Rm 218
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 85198

Participating Degrees

The Collaborative Graduate Specialization in Music Cognition at Western University offers exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary coursework, lab-based research training, and rigorous musical engagement. This specialization can be added to graduate degrees in Music, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Hearing Science and Speech-Language Science fields). Students are mentored by faculty members from the Don Wright Faculty of Music, the Brain and Mind Institute, and the National Centre for Audiology.

Program Length

  • Variable

Program Design

  • Full-Time Study
  • Thesis, Course-Based, or Project-Based

Funding Information

  • The Collaborative Specialization does not provide additional funding beyond what the student receives through their home department.

Admission Requirements

  • Current enrolment in a participating program at Western University.
  • Permission of the Director to participate in the Collaborative Specialization.

Additional Requirements

  • At least two courses from the program’s course list, including Music 9739A/B: Cognitive Musicology.
  • Participation in monthly meetings of the Music Cognition Workshop.
  • Write and defend a project or thesis related to music cognition under the supervision of a graduate faculty member associated with the program.

English Language Proficiency

  • Please see the individual home program requirements.

Application Deadline

  • Ongoing—Please contact the Director for more information.