Traditional Music (Taught)

Dundalk Institute of Technology

M.A. On Campus
18 months
10000 EUR/year
5600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Traditional Music (Taught) programme at Dundalk Institute of Technology is rooted in Irish traditional music while also exploring outwards into the neighbouring traditions which have impacted on Irish music. 


The Traditional Music (Taught) programme at Dundalk Institute of Technology combines academic research, performance practice and the latest technological methods and explores the musical, social and historical dimensions of the folk music traditions of many areas of Europe including Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Scandinavia.

Students engage with the discipline of ethnomusicology undertaking courses in traditional music studies, collection and archiving, popular music theory, transmission, and technology. The dissertation/research project provides opportunities for students to develop an in-depth specialized study, which can be academic or performance based. The programme is designed to inform a variety of interests including musicians, teachers, media commentators, producers, and promoters.

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 Traditional music performance style and contexts
  • Traditional music collection and archiving
  • Scottish music style, forms and repertoire
  • Popular music aesthetics and sociology
  • English Traditional music and song
  • Folk musics of Europe
  • Transmission, education and technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed application form 
  • Academic transcripts
  • Official transcripts
  • Passport copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5600 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.


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Updated over a year ago

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Traditional Music (Taught)
Dundalk Institute of Technology