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Popular Music and Culture

Western University - Canada

16 months
12656 CAD/year
4240 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Popular Music and Culture from Western University - Canada offers in-depth study of popular music in its musical, cultural, and industrial contexts. 


Popular Music and Culture from Western University - Canada harnesses the resources of two faculties to facilitate inquiry into aspects of popular music that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Career Prospects

Several of our graduates have continued on to prestigious PhD programs. Others graduates are working in a range of related fields, including: record production; music education; music journalism; and arts and non-profit administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Popular Music Studies
  • Listening to Popular Music
  • Music, Media, Modernity
  • Singing on Record
  • Operations/Theory/Procedures
  • Copyright, Creativity, Technology and the Music Industry
  • Cultural Labour and Popular Music
  • Music
  • Podcasts and Perspective
  • Misinformation and Viral Deception
  • Making and Thinking
  • Critical Utopias
  • The Politics of Labour in the Knowledge Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of popular music and have the ability to manage the curriculum's diverse requirements. We suggest competence in one of the following areas: music history (including artists, genres, and repertoires); music technology; discography; music business; theory; performance; criticism.
  • Biographical information
  • Contact information
  • Statement of academic intent 
  • Electronic transcripts from Ontario universities/colleges
  • Professional background
  • Referee information 
  • Proficiency in English Scores
  • Application fee
  • A sample of written work
  • List of publications
  • References

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12656 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6328 CAD per semester during 16 months.
  • National

    4240 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2120 CAD per semester during 16 months.

Living costs for London

1037 - 1625 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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