Comments about Ethnomusicology (MA) - At the institution - Cardiff - Cardiff - Cardiff - Wales
To offer knowledge and expertise which will enable students to pursue further academic research (e.g. at PhD level) and/or teaching in the subject area.
Suitable for graduates in music and/or anthropology; applicants in cognate areas will also be considered.
Applicants should possess or expect to obtain a first or upper second class UK Honours degree, or equivalent. In addition, applicants should supply evidence of appropriate skills in written and spoken English (usually via a score of 570 on TOEFL (230 on computer based marking) or band 6.5 on IELTS) and, if relevant, foreign language skills.
This MA programme examines music from an anthropological perspective and offers an opportunity to study music in a wide range of cultural contexts. The course will draw upon the research expertise of scholars both within and outside the School of Music, for which the presence of centres dedicated to the study of relevant cultural and religious interests is pertinent. These Cardiff University centres include the Central European Music Research Centre (CEMRC) and the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK (CSUIK).
Students take five modules in Stage 1 which, once successfully completed, is followed by a final dissertation or project. For the pattern of part-time study in Stage 1, please consult the School.
Stage 1 - taught component
MA Research Skills
Methods in Ethnomusicology
Anthropology of Music
The World of Music
Music and Discourse
Further details of the modules in this programme are available from the School.
Stage 2 - project/dissertation
Dissertation (20,000 words) or another approved project.
Special features of this course:
Teaching is by seminar and individual tutorials.
Specialist interests in Celtic and Islamic studies will draw on complementary expertise from other Schools in the university.