You will be able to choose units and a dissertation/critical edition topic that best matches your special interests and aspirations. Together, the taught units encompass a wide range of topics and approaches - from gender and ethnicity, music and conflict, music revivals and performance culture, to postcolonial theory and the politics of ethnography.
Seminars allow for close collaboration between lecturers and students, with ample opportunity for you to present your own work and receive individual feedback. Discussion and debate forms an important part of most course units.
The Music (Ethnomusicology) course from The University of Manchester graduates have pursued successful careers in musical and non-musical fields. Some continue to further study via a PhD before securing an academic position. Some go on to teach in schools or further education, both in the UK and overseas.
Other areas of work for which advanced musical training has been directly relevant include arts management and the culture industries, music publishing, music, journalism, librarianship, music therapy and performance.
Careers outside of music have included accountancy, law, social work and human resources.
- Dissertation or Critical Edition
- Studying World Music Cultures: Themes and Debates
- Advanced Music Studies: Skills and Methodologies
- Popular Music and Identity
- Historical or Contemporary Performance
- Ethno/Musicology in Action: Fieldwork and Ethnography
- Case Studies in Musicology: Texts and Histories
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Music Musicology View 639 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
- If you are applying for the Musicology or Ethnomusicology pathways, you should provide a 500-word personal statement, outlining your reasons for applying and your preliminary ideas about a potential area of research for your dissertation.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK students (per annum): £5,250
- International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,500
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