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Music (Ethnomusicology)

The University of Manchester

12 months
Duration
21000 GBP/year
10500 GBP/year
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About

This Music (Ethnomusicology) course from The University of Manchester offers a solid master's-level foundation in ethnomusicology. With a strong focus on theory, methodology and current debates in the discipline, together with appropriate research techniques and presentational styles, it offers excellent preparation for doctoral study and also for applied work.

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.

MusM (part-time)

  • UK students (per annum): £5,250
  • International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,500

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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