You'll explore themes such as gender, musical philosophy and culture, the creative process, performance and reception, and use a range of methodologies to understand how music is created, disseminated and received.
- In the first semester, all Musicology students at University of Sheffield take a module on critical musicology. This gives you a grounding in the key concepts of musicological thought and technique, from nationalism and canon to semiotics and aesthetics. You'll then apply these concepts to a specific repertoire in the second semester.
- For many students, the dissertation is the climax of their course. You'll have the opportunity to explore a research topic of your own choice on any topic or repertoire. Previous students have explored everything from art and music in Renaissance Italy to gender identity in Disney musicals.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Critical Musicology
- Topics in Musicology
- Academic Skills
- Dissertation in Musicology
- Communicating about music and music research
- Critical Listening and the Musical Work
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMusic Musicology View 249 other Masters in Music in United Kingdom
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- You'll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component.
- Other qualifications may be acceptable depending on your background.
- Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
- We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.
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International23250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23250 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.