A primary degree in a suitable discipline (e.g. Anthropology, Music, Cultural Studies and Folklore) with a first or second class honours, or an approved professional qualification. An interview will be required in all cases, as well as an audition where necessary. Candidates may be required to submit additional audio visual and/or written material. Applications from graduates with music and/or dance experience are especially welcome.
Months of entry
The MA in Ethnomusicology is a one-year full-time taught MA course that considers music in its cultural and social contexts. It engages with the study of Irish Traditional Music, Popular Music, World Music in both practical and academic modes. Course work emphasises the value of fieldwork coupled with a strong theoretical grounding. It supports both continued research and teaching at tertiary and secondary education levels, as well as having application in a variety of other institutional settings.
- To equip postgraduates with a professional qualification in Ethnomusicology;
- To develop a sound theoretical basis for undertaking musical research;
- To provide students with a thorough grounding in the field for teaching purposes;
- To give practical training in musical performance and dance;
- To consider Irish music within a larger geographical framework
Information for international students
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Dr. Colin Quigley