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MA in Music

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  • Objectives
    The MA in Music refines core skills acquired at undergraduate level while providing training in research techniques. Students will develop the ability to conduct independent research and to express their conclusions in a focused manner.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Normally a 2:1 with Music as a main subject. Additional Information for International Students Minimum English language requirements IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575 or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Music
  • Course description
    Course Content
    A required single module (Research Methods), three further single modules from a menu, a double module (Dissertation or Edition and Commentary).

    The following single modules are offered every year: Independent Study, Arts Administration, Recital. A selection from the following will also be offered:

    -Notation
    -Analysis of Renaissance Music
    -Manuscript Studies
    -Baroque Dance: A Study of Forms and Functions
    -Baroque Performance Practice
    -Culture and National Identity in the Long 18th Century
    -The Aesthetics of Opera
    -Sources for a Mozart Opera: a Case Study
    -Opera in London (1710–1843)
    -Opera and National Traditions

    Assessment
    Assessed project work, assessed seminar presentations, submission of portfolio or dissertation, recital or examination, according to the module chosen.

    Funding
    AHRC, British Academy, limited university funding.

    Special Features
    The Research Centre in 18th Century Studies is developing a major project in the area of Archival Studies which will develop links with institutions in Great Britain, Europe and North America.

    Its research seminar series is recommended for students enrolled in the Culture and National Identity module.

    Opportunities for Careers
    Further postgraduate study, freelance writing, media, publishing, teaching, arts administration.

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