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Ethnomusicology (MA)

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements:
    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.
  • Academic Title
    Ethnomusicology (MA)
  • Course description
    Course Description:
    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.

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