Traditional Music (Taught)

Dundalk Institute of Technology

M.A. Blended
18 months
12000 EUR/year
5200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Traditional Music (Taught) programme at Dundalk Institute of Technology is a two-semester, blended delivery masters in Traditional Music Studies.  It provides opportunities for deep learning and research into Irish traditional music through the methodological lenses of ethnomusicology and cultural theories of music. 


The Traditional Music (Taught) programme at Dundalk Institute of Technology encompasses music recording and transmission technology to facilitate expertise in performance, research and fieldwork. There is a capstone dissertation that is completed from May-September which may follow a creative practice or pure research route.

Career Options

Graduates would have eligibility potential for a wide span of Traditional music and Arts related employment niches which require specialist field knowledge and aesthetic judgment and sensitivity to community and cultural values. Such include:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Production companies
  • Arts administration
  • Television and radio
  • Print media
  • Artiste representation and PR
  • Music rights
  • Music supplies
  • Recording studios and video companies
  • Archives and local history projects
  • Music technology and web

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Irish Music - History
  • Ethnomusicology - Theory & Method
  • Traditional music - Society & Economy
  • Irish Music - Performance Studies
  • Transmission & Technology
  • Critical Theories & Research
  • Major Dissertation / Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits



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.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • IELTS (or equivalent) transcripts
  • Passport copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5200 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.


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Traditional Music (Taught)
Dundalk Institute of Technology


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