Music Cognition

Collaborative Specialization



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 Audiology. 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.