Taught course

Musicology

Institution
Birmingham City University · Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

UK students should normally hold a 2:1 honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music.

Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music.

Interview requirements: All applicants will submit a proposal detailing ideas for their Dissertation project and this will be followed by an interview. Home student auditions will be scheduled live in Birmingham; EU/international students outside the UK at the time of application may participate in a Skype interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Whatever your interests, our Musicology course gives you the unique opportunity to pursue your own research project within a lively and exciting Conservatoire environment.

Our flexible course enables you to mould a programme of study to your own needs and aspirations, and may be approached as preparation for a research degree in music.

It is important that a musicologist also develops complementary skills and/or knowledge outside their specialism which will help equip them for a future career: professional musicologists typically find themselves, amongst other things, teaching, managing and administering; some even maintain parallel careers as professional performers or composers.

Therefore, we provide you with a choice of Professional Development Options (shared across our postgraduate programmes) alongside your musicological work to give you the opportunity to develop and/or expand your interests across a range of complementary areas.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,900 per year
International students
£16,300 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Conservatoire Admissions
Email
conservatoire.admissions@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
0121 331 5901