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Musicology

Birmingham City University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
12800 GBP/year
7400 GBP/year
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About

Whatever your interests, our Musicology course at Birmingham City University gives you the opportunity not only to develop your research skills, but to complement your training in musicology with studies in other areas of music. The Musicology  is provided by Birmingham City University.

Overview

What's covered in the course?

Most postgraduate conservatoire degrees are focused on performance or composition, and don’t cater for musicologists.  This is not the case at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where this course provides you with the opportunity not only to develop your skills as a musicologist, but to supplement them with complementary studies unique to a Conservatoire environment. The Musicology  is provided by Birmingham City University.

Your own research project will be at the heart of your course, and alongside this you will choose from the Conservatoire’s menu of postgraduate Professional Development options, which will allow you either to hone your skills in complementary areas, or to develop and expand your interests, providing the opportunity to interact and network with fellow musicians and a range of staff, as well as enjoying the excellent facilities the Conservatoire boasts.

You will benefit from the Conservatoire’s excellent library resources, as well as the opportunity to get involved with our performance departments, and our wider research community of students and staff through seminars, study days, social activities and other events.

Why Choose Us?

  • The course is structured around your own research interests, and ensures you have the skills and knowledge needed to successfully negotiate and complete your research project (as well as preparing you for PhD study, should you decide to progress).
  • You’ll be taught by a team of distinguished musicologists, many of whom are also experienced performers.
  • You’ll have the flexibility to choose from a broad menu of Professional Development options, designed to help you work towards achieving your personal career aspirations.
  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has some of the best music technology facilities in the country, and a brand new building.
  • We are within easy travelling distance to the UK’s major research libraries and instrument collections.
OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts in Musicology 
  • Conference Paper 
  • Dissertation Proposal 
  • Career Development 
  • Professional Development 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will be considered at any time up until the course start date.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
95
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

Essential

  • UK students should normally hold a 2:1 honours degree, ideally but not necessarily in Music.
  • Non-UK students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma, ideally but not necessarily in Music
  • All applicants will submit a proposal detailing ideas for their Dissertation project and this will be followed by an interview.
  • Home student auditions will be scheduled live in Birmingham.
  • EU/international students outside the UK at the time of application may participate in a Skype interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part Time -TBC

Funding

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