Normally a first or 2.1 honours degree, with music being a prominent part.
Approved equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered, particularly in the case of overseas students and candidates with less conventional educational backgrounds.
Applicants will be required to support their application with a sample of their work.
Months of entry
The Musicology pathway of the MMus Music programme is designed to accommodate a flexible approach that reflects staff research expertise, students’ own specialisations and the increasingly polyglot nature of the discipline.
Art and popular music are both catered for within the pathway, drawing on the expertise of staff across these areas.
You will take two compulsory research training modules followed by a combination of compulsory specialism-related modules and optional modules. You may then choose to undertake a dissertation of either 60 or 90 credits.
The programme provides ideal preparation for future research work at PhD level.
This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year.
Example module listing
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
- Research Training A
- Research Training B
- Readings in Musicology A
- Readings in Musicology B
- Case Studies A
- Case Studies B
- Studio Techniques
- Screen Music Studies
- Rock Track Poetics
- African American Music
- Historical Performance Practice
- English Music from Elgar to Britten
- Performance A
- Anglo Celtic Song Traditions
- Jazz Studies 2
- Opera Studies
- Baroque Fugue in Practice
- Musical Theatre
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
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