The Musicology programme at University College Dublin encourages interdisciplinary study by enabling students to take modules in both these areas, while also facilitating specialisation. The MMus degree furnishes students with the core intellectual tools for pursuing musical research, whilst also encouraging independent scholarship.
Many previous graduates of the MMus Degree have gone to successful academic careers in addition to jobs in arts administration, journalism, and teaching.
Recent graduates have gone on to pursue doctoral work at internationally-renowned institutions such as Cambridge, King’s College London, Royal Irish Academy of Music, lecturer positions at Royal Holloway, Goldsmiths (London), Birmingham and Sydney Conservatoires, as well as positions with the BBC and RTÉ (radio and television).
More informationVisit official programme website
- African-American Religious Mus
- Issues in Music, Sound and the Moving Image
- Philosophy of Music
- The Piano Concerto in European Musical Culture
- Topics in Ethnomusicology
- Coming to know Medieval Song
- Ethnographic Methods
- Fast Culture: Ethnomusicology in Urban & Digital Contexts
- Studies & Problems in Irish Musical Historiography
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.
DisciplinesMusic View 31 other Masters in Music in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor in a cognate area with a minimum 2.1 or an equivalent of a UCD GPA of 3.2. (NFQ Level 8 ) or equivalent.
- Cognate areas include Music, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Education and Performance Studies. In some cases the School of Music will accept applicants from English, History, Sociology and Anthropology.
- However, the School will first assess the applicant's ability to read musicial notation and engage with Music Theory. Written sample work (1000-4000 words)and two positive academic references. Applicants whose first language is not English are also required to submit evidence of their English language proficiency.
International19900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7315 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7315 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
- EU- €4,390
- Non-EU €9,950
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