The Musicology programme from Maynooth University is delivered by staff with strong international research reputations, active as scholars, performers, and composers. Their diverse expertise includes areas such as: music and film; opera studies; source studies; European art music in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; music in Ireland; ethnomusicology; popular music; music, gender, and sexuality; analysis; and more. Beyond the modules, seminars, and showcase outlined in the Course Structure, MA in Musicology students may also attend conferences, concerts, and other events that Music Department staff regularly organise. Students also benefit from a first-rate library, access to the University’s language courses, and close proximity to Dublin, enabling access to a further range of research libraries and archives.
MA Musicology students develop a portfolio of critical, analytical, and communication skills, while the programme also trains students to work independently and manage their time effectively. These skills serve graduates well in a wide range of employment situations, including areas specific to music such as arts administration and events management. The MA in Musicology is also an excellent option for those considering further postgraduate study.
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- Critical and Creative Media Research
- Acoustics & Psychoacoustics
- Styles & Ideas
- Music in Ireland
- Images of the Human Being. In Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Thought
- Readings in Modern European History
- Media Publics: Digital Media, Public Discourse and Political Formations
- Aesthetics of 20th/21st Century Music
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMusic Musicology View 29 other Masters in Music in Ireland
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- Normally a minimum II.1 honours degree in music is required. Applicants without this qualification may be requested to attend an interview.
- International applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
- International applicants whose first language is not English may be requested to submit samples of written material.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 12 months.
Part-time EU: 4,330
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.